September 11, 2013

september112013Yesterday, I read a CNN article about one of my sorority sisters at Pepperdine titled A Child of War, With a Sense of Purpose. Alison was the daughter of Johnny Michael Spann, the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. Just before leaving on his deployment, he explained to 9-year-old Alison that in order for the terrorists to never come back here, he had to take the fight over there. It is the people like Johnny Michael Spann, who bravely and selflessly put their lives on the line in order to keep our country safe, the passengers on the plane who charged the cockpit, and the people (police, firefighters, volunteers, etc) that ran towards the Twin Towers on this day twelve years ago that make me so proud to be an American.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Alison and all those around the world remembering 9/11, twelve years ago today.


  1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful post and for remembering all those who sacrifice so much to serve and protect our country as well as remembering the impact that their service has had on their own families. I, like you, am proud to be an American, and I am so happy we were born in such a great company with such wonderful heros!

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