The South-Central Indiana Association of Health Underwriters (SCIAHU) held their bittersweet
monthly meeting in September by honoring the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001. The day
started with a presentation of the flag and Pledge of Allegiance by the Honor Guard of
American Legion Post #41. SCIAHU member Dwight Hall recited the poem that he wrote about
that sad occasion.
Many of us remember where we were on that fateful day 20 years ago. SCIAHU wants us all to
remember that among the 2,977 lost souls on that day; firefighters, police officers of the Port
Authority, police officers of the New York City Police Department (NYPD); and emergency medical
technicians and paramedics gave their lives to our great nation. Many are still succumbing to illnesses
and injury they suffered.
After the business meeting, Trey Hollingsworth, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
(Indiana 9th District) visited with members about his experiences in Washington, DC.
Congressman Trey is a strong supporter of the health insurance industry. The chapter was also
pleased to have representatives of the Veterans Service offices that cover our region. Veterans
Services counsels, advises, and assists military service vets, survivors, and their families in
obtaining benefits provided for them by county, state, and federal laws.
The September SCIAHU charity of choice was the Paralyzed Veterans of America.