By Tom Quiner
Life is all about working, playing, and loving. The loving part connects the two and gives them meaning.
On this 14th anniversary of 9/11, I think back to a wonderful moment in the aftermath of our national tragedy.
The country had been deeply wounded. We were temporarily shaken. The moment called for leadership. What better way to lift a nation’s spirits than for the President of the United States to come to New York and throw out the first pitch at a Yankees game.
We work hard so we can play and enjoy lives a little. Baseball, with its rich traditions, perhaps still best personifies the American spirit when it comes to national play.
It’s a simple thing, throwing a ball to another guy 90 feet away. But on September 12th, 2001, it was a profound, uplifting moment for a nation.
Watch the video above to relive the moment.