I knew America was forever changed and that Parker's world would be different. During the next year, I read every book that every widow, every survivor, every rescuer wrote. I wanted to know their stories...I understood that each one of them got up that fateful morning and went to work as normal, without a hint that for many of them it was their last day on earth, for many the last normal day of their lives.
Two years ago we had the opportunity to take Parker to New York City for a week and to Ground Zero. We tried our best to explain to him what we did not even understand ourselves.
So today I celebrate all the brave men and woman that paid the ultimate price. They are heros in every sense of the word.