As many of you know from my Facebook status updates, I will be meeting former President Bush at the 5 Star Conference this coming week. I have had the pleasure of meeting a few celebrities and famous people in my time however I am particularly excited to meet Mr. Bush.

On the radio this morning they were recapping the highlights from the Diamondbacks game last night (what a great game!). Now I don’t usually pay any attention to the radio DJ’s however they peaked my interested when they brought up game 3 of the 2001 World Series – the game President Bush pitched the opening ball for.

Did you know the catcher was really a secret service guy dressed in a Diamondbacks uniform? President Bush has been the only President in history to pitch the opening ball during a World Series game. And what a game it was – what a time it was for our Country.

It is a bit surreal to think the Diamondbacks could make it all the way to the World Series this year – of all the years to do it – on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and ten years after the one and only time they have been to the World Series as a ball club. On one hand, I’ll be rooting for my home team to take it all the way and on the other praying for those who were impacted by the 9/11 tragedy. Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope you take a moment to honor and celebrate those we died on September, 11th 2001 – “never forget.”