Homage to 9/11 by Janet McKenzie
2009-11-12 @ 12:23:43

Remembering Ten years Later

These women, so poignantly represented by Janet
McKenzie,are a silent reminder of the fragility of life,
of faith, and of hope. In remembering Pete and Sal
and Saraj and all those we have loved and lost, find a
quiet time, then click on Riders to the Sea and spend a
half hour listening to David Peare read this beautiful
one act play about these things written in 1902 by
Irish playwright John Millington Synge.

Sal's husband, Don, left home July 1, 2011 for Afghanistan to meet with the principal of the girl’s school in Logar and the village elders there, to see some of the Afghans, who’s educations in the US the foundation supports who were spending their summer vacations there, and their families, meet with Afghans who have made the work of the foundation in Afghanistan possible and to spread some of Sally’s ashes in the country she loved.

An account of his trip is at the Navigation Post: Don's Trip to Afghanistan.

Sarah (Sally) Goodrich
May 12, 1945 - December 18, 2010
http://www.goodrichfoundation.org/files/Sal in silloette edited web65.jpg
Photo courtesy of Katheen Rafiq

Just before midnight December 18, 2010, Peter's mother, Sally, was overtaken by the cancer that had been with her since shortly after the September 11th attacks that killed her son. She was at home on the couch in front of the fire. Her husband, children and brother were with her. Her indomitable spirit was on display to the end of her mortal life and lives on in all she touched with her beautiful Irish smile, bright eyes and easy words of truth, burnished with humor and grace, that called us, like a pied piper, to do with her what ought to be done - or was just plain fun. Her passion for education and boundless love brought joy and hope to a people too long wracked with suffering and loss. She was and is the soul of the Foundation.