Rapid Refill, in Bel Air, is combining two days into one worthy community recycling effort through a partnership with Operation Paperback as a way to recognize both Veterans Day – Nov. 11 – and America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.
The day whose solemn anniversary we mark this weekend, however, is one of those few whose frightening and painful memory, and whose hard legacy, can be brought to the forefront of any conversation simply by mentioning a date: 9/11.
Jeff Millman, owner of Sisson Street Automotive, got ahold of limited-edition 9/11 flags six or seven years ago with the names of all who died in 9-11. He displays them in his auto shop and runs them up the flagpole in Mount Washington on Memorial and Veterans Day. Now, he will run them up the pole again, on 9/11, and have a moment of silence for whoever attends.