The captain and the Key to the City

A proud heritage, uncanny timing, and a treasure returned… Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Schafler relates a story on finding a set of ribbons and a Key to the City of Washington, D.C., on With the support of the Goodwill staff, the key and ribbons were returned to their rightful owners – the family of deceased U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Albert Frost.

Lights begin to illuminate the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial as the sun sets in Arlington, Va., Sept. 10, 2014. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those lost at the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Remembering 9/11

The harrowing events of Sept. 11, 2001, forever changed the United States as more than 3,000 Americans tragically lost their lives in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Despite those horrible events, many people acted heroically on that day and in the aftermath of the attacks. Today, we remember all those lost on 9/11, and thank all those who helped our nation become stronger and safer in the years since.