Back in 2002, we lived through a month of craziness in the way of the Beltway Sniper Attacks.  It was a very strange and disconcerting time here and there was a mixture of legitimate fear and overreaction everywhere you turned.  I have a difficult time verbalizing what it felt like here that fall, only a year after the September 11th attacks.  We all walked around trying to continue living life like we weren't afraid of getting out of our cars at the gas station to pump gas or walking from the parking lot to the grocery store, but also carrying around that small seed of very real concern inside.  This is a memorial to those who were killed and injured that October.  It says it so much better than I ever could.