My Child, My Home, My Country: Remembering 9/11

Marine Mom

On this morning each year, I think back to that bright, blue September day twelve years ago--and I look forward, surveying how our world has changed in the intervening years.

For this Mom, there's a personal benchmark: an essay I wrote about my son, shortly after the Towers fell. This essay struck a chord with many in 2011, and it has become one of my most widely-read works.

On this day each year, at this early hour, I re-read it, too. And I remember ....

My Child, My Home, My Country: A Marine Mom Speaks