Author Jeff Bacon

They say, “Never Forget” as if we would. As if we could. As if we could erase the images imprinted in our memories, or ignore the overwhelming feeling that somehow we failed those victims we were supposed to protect. (NPS image) The courses of our lives were suddenly and irrevocably altered in the horrible, breathless seconds after the second plane hit the tower. Suddenly, we looked at the world through clearer, less innocent, and infinitely sadder eyes. Kids who were in high school in 2001 are in their thirties today. Some of them served in uniform in countries they had…

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