KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 11, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
A Katy veteran and published poet wrote a poem of his thoughts on 9/11. Today marks 20 years since Katy and the world witnessed the unimaginable events of that day.
Hubert E. Cormier II, who most know as “Ernie,” is a Katy veteran of the Vietnam era. 20 years ago he watched in disbelief as the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded.
"Being a veteran, this incident touched me deeply,” says Cormier. “That our country could be attacked in this horrific way."
He’s member of American Legion Post 164 (past Commander) and Katy Elks Lodge 2628 (past Exalted Ruler.)
Cormier currently serves as Poet Laureate for both the Katy chapters of the American Legion and Katy Elks Lodge. He has also published two books of poetry.
He has written a poem titled “Patriot Day” for the 20th anniversary of September 11th.