I've taken my son Brody to the NYS Museum in Albany at least half-a-dozen times. Sometimes, I avoid the 9/11 exhibit or pass through it quickly because my son (who turned 4 in July) wants to see animals and funky minerals and dinosaur bones; the fun stuff. He doesn't want to see his daddy tear up while gazing at the twisted metal and shrapnel that were once steel beams holding up the Twin Towers
Since 9/11, the TSA has made airport security stricter than we've ever seen - for good reason. Now, a few airports are going back to the way things used to be and changing who's allowed through security.
All of us here at GNA are saddened to hear about the loss of a local trooper who honored his commitment to protect and serve, and in the process, sacrificed his own well being. A former New York State Trooper who helped with search and recovery efforts following 9/11 passed away over the weekend.
They fight for this country, are on the front lines, and then have to come back to civilian life with sometimes no support whatsoever. I'm happy to see the Capital Region making a step in the right direction.