Kanter, formerly of West Laurel, now living in Old Town, has roots in New York as a boy, and graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. He is an accomplished classical trombonist and has composed, performed, taught and arranged music in the Washington, D.C. area for the last 40 years. Vanessa is a very proud daughter who told me that I might feel better about the day if I visited the Church of the Resurrection in Burtonsville, to experience the musical piece that her father composed to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. I attended the performance of the anthem entitled "September Morning," which Kanter actually wrote soon after the tragic day, as this native New Yorker needed to express his feelings. It was touching and patriotic in a way that befitted the memories. Though it was not written as a sacred work, Kanter said that the anthem "invokes God in the sense that the Founding Fathers so often did." The performance was lovely as I followed the lyrics shared with the congregation. The patriotic and beautiful lyrics and music to "September Morning" can be found at septembermorning.net. I strongly urge you to listen to the song and read the lyrics on this website as you support this Laurelite and Vanessa's dad.