9/11 — An Emergency Call for America

The day that changed our nation.

An American flag with a photo of the Statue of Liberty and four military members.

It was the second Tuesday in September — a day that had been marked on my calendar for months.

Every second Tuesday of the month, I took my 18-month old son to the base Child Development Center (CDC) for four fabulous hours of free childcare, a benefit for military parents who had a spouse overseas. My husband was away on…