And Boys Become Men

By Piper Bayard

Thirteen years ago today, a generation of little boys and girls learned that there are evil people in this world whose only desire is to kill everyone they cannot control. Even as children, it ignited a passion in them to protect the innocents. Those boys and girls are becoming men and women.

Tonight, my son’s friend is coming to dinner. He ships out to boot camp at the end of the month. He is only one of many.

Today, I not only remember the souls and the innocence we lost on 9/11, I also salute those who are still responding by dedicating their lives to keeping that relentless evil in check. And with all I am, I wish I had something more to give to those young men and women than steak, potatoes, peach pie, and a mother’s prayers.

Never forget.

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3 comments on “And Boys Become Men

  1. Mike Lince says:

    Long may their commitment and sacrifice be remembered and honored.

  2. Innocence lost forever! Steak, potatoes, peach pie and a mother’s prayers is exactly what he needs! Something to make him feel a sense of normalcy and to cherish, as he sets out on this journey. 🙂

  3. Our support, love and compassion is what carries them through what they must endure. It is enough for now.

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