RUSSEL HONORÉ

RUSSEL HONORÉ wrote this essay for This I Believe, a not-for-profit organization that sponsors "a public dialogue about belief, one essay at a time." The essay was later broadcast on NPR’s Weekend Edition on March 1, 2009. Honoré is a retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Army who has contributed to response efforts to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and other natural disasters.