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Dear Bman,Ten years ago today, thousands of people went to Heaven. Your world, though you

September 11, 2011

Dear Bman,

Ten years ago today, thousands of people went to Heaven. Your world, though you weren’t here yet, was forever changed when America was attacked. You see, there is Good in our world and there is bad in our world. When you are a big boy, your daddy and I will tell you about September 11, 2001 and how good and bad collided.

I was in a car after my Earth Science class my first year in college. I was 18 years old and I heard what happened on the radio. Your daddy was also in college and heard what happened from a friend in the parking lot. He spent the rest of the day with his friends watching the news. 

We all hugged each other a little tighter after that day. We wore red, white and blue and hung our American flags. We all became friends because our country had lost so much. Many men and women have served, sacrificed and even given their lives to protect our country – to protect little you who wasn’t even here yet. You know a lot of these heroes little man. Your Grandpa, and many of your Great Grandpas are some of them. 

Your daddy and I will teach you to love America. There’s a song we’ll sing together one day – about the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” 

With all our hearts,

Mommy (& Daddy)

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