Cattle for 9-11

There’s a nice piece in this morning’s online edition of The New York Times about a tribe of Masai cattle raisers in Kenya. Although it might be hard to imagine, this remote village lacked electricity until the end of last year, and so none of its residents had seen footage of the 11 September attacks on New York or Washington. The radio reports they’d heard were hard for them to fathom. The tragedies remained distant, indistinct, until a young man from their village, studying in the United States, returned home with stories of the attacks that astonished and deeply saddened the villagers–and moved them to make a great sacrifice to honor the dead.

The Times story tells of their response. A free registration with the NYT site is required for you to read the story.

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