Post office mural recalls tragedy
Mail carrier artist was inspired by 9/11

By Abigail Tucker

Because the mail must go through, on Sept. 11, 2001, postal worker Cindy Cassavechia delivered letters as usual, not fully comprehending the chaos she heard on the radio. The impact registered only the next day, when she saw the familiar landscape of her route transformed, as hundreds of flags hung over mailboxes and across front lawns.
And now, in a memorial mural she designed in the front lobby of the Backus Avenue post office, Cassavechia has helped to ensure that residents reflect on the images of Sept. 11 as regularly as they check our mail.

Unveiled on the one-year anniversary last Wednesday, the 6-by-8-foot painting depicts an American flag, a firefighter