With prayers, the solemn tolling of bells, second line parades, the drumming of Mardi Gras Indians, commemorative services, and tear filled eyes, south Louisiana residents relived those first days of Katrina. Local and national television stations replayed the heart wrenching scenes of thousands stranded on roof tops and the pitiful scenes of the disaster in the Superdome.
Katrina changed so many peoples lives and no one will ever be the same… but life moves on. And good things are happening in New Orleans. There is hope. We have a new mayor and a new police chief. We are recognized as having one of the best public school systems in the country. There is still lots of work to be done and many challenges ahead but we’re headed in the right direction. The city is alive… now, if only they would do something about the wetlands.