By Phil Boas, AZCentral., September 16, 2019
Like many of you, I was thinking back last week on the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., and remembering where I was when, in the famous description of British novelist Martin Amis, “the second plane, sharking in low over the Statue of Liberty,” delivered the news that we were at war.
To my surprise 18 years later, I’m not thinking much about the global war on terror, the Madrasahs, the Islamic bomb or Osama bin Laden. I’ve spent a lot more time thinking about Pamela Cantor, a woman whose life was inalterably changed by 9/11.
Pam Cantor wasn’t at the Twin Towers or Pentagon that day. She’s not a victim. She wasn’t part of the defense apparatus that responded to this now unmistakable threat.