Military families are the ones who stand by the homefront, the silent and supporting heroes at home. They're also the ones who deal with the aftermath of 9/11, worrying, praying and hoping for the best
Here is what military briefers like to call BLUF, the Bottom Line Up Front: no one except John Kiriakou is being held accountable for America's torture policy. And John Kiriakou didn't torture anyone, he just blew the whistle on it.
Eleven years ago, when my world, like so many others' was turned upside down, I could never have imagined the journey we would take, or how the anniversary of something horrendous would result in something constructive.
One year after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, our city faced a daunting challenge: hosting commemoration that was worthy of the memories of those who perished and that offered consolation to family members still mourning the loss of their loved ones.
But because remembering 9/11 today is also about helping others, making a difference, rekindling unity, and bringing out the very best in ourselves as individuals, and as a country, the 9/11 Day observance continues to grow.
I always felt that if a child of mine was ever killed I would never be able to stop screaming. But you can’t keep screaming. I realized you only have two choices: You either kill yourself or you put one foot in front of the other.