We’d intended to leave the city for the day. The plan was to go up to the Hudson River Valley for a BBQ at a friend’s house. Julie was looking forward to it. She said she had a bad feeling about this particular anniversary.
Since our daughter has been sick since Wednesday, though, we decided to stay closer to home.
I was curious to see the two rallies scheduled– one sponsored by the New York City Coalition to Stop Islamophobia and the other sponsored by Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) and Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI). Both, in one way or another, were making a comment about the Muslim Community Center that has been proposed a few blocks away from Ground Zero.
So I took my camera and went downtown.