I’ve had a topic in my mind for the past week or so that I thought would be good to blog about but everything changed when I sat down in front of my computer and looked at the date my next blog was supposed to be on – September 11. Almost everyone has a story about 9/11. I remember it like it was yesterday. I had graduated from college the year before and was on my way to work. As I rounded the corner of the building, my cell phone rang. It was my boyfriend calling to ask me if I had heard the news. I had not heard anything so I rushed inside only to find a small crowd already gathered around the small television in the partner’s office. We all stayed there for most of the morning glued to the TV…in complete and total shock. Little did I know that the next decade of my life would be shaped by that single day. My boyfriend (and now husband) decided to go to officer training school with the US Air Force not long after September 11 so I have seen firsthand the sacrifices that men and women make on an everyday basis. Just as we should honor the incredible sacrifice that many made on that tragic day, please don’t forget the service of our men and women who continue to be deployed overseas and those families who wait for them at home.