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by: Lauren

I know I don’t usually post lots of personal things here, but I felt compelled to today, on 9/11. 

On this day 11 years ago, everyone’s lives changed in some way, shape, or form. And 11 years later, we take this day to honor the ways in which lives were changed.

My most prominent memory is my brother’s passion and patriotism for our country that was ignited that day. 17 years old, fresh out of Basic Training, and a senior in high school, that boy loaded up his truck with every bit of gear that the Army had issued him just weeks before. He was ready to do whatever it would take to defend our country. Luckily he didn’t end up getting deployed until a few years later, but now, 11 years later, he is on his way to Afghanistan for the third time. This time around, he’s heading there with a healed wound and a purple heart (from his last deployment), his fallen friends in his heart, and even more responsibility. And even after all these years, he’s still ready to do whatever it takes for our country.

Today we remember the lives that were lost on this day 11 years ago, and those that have since been lost. We remember how and why our lives and country were changed. We remember heartbreak, tears, and a united country. I don’t have a photo of my own of the Twin Towers to share, but I do have a photo that reminds me of this day- Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

In Remembrance of 9/11…

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Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.

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  1. Meg

    I always find myself thinking of Tommy, and other brave men & women like him, today. He will certainly be in my thoughts as he embarks on his third deployment.

    Love you!!!

  2. Alyce

    This is such a beautiful post, thank you for sharing – and thinking of your brother as he begins his deployment. Please tell him thank you…

  3. Sandra

    That brought tears to my eyes. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again… I am proud to say “I taught Tommy Harper! I know that guy that received a purple heart!” I feel safe and protected knowing tommy is fighting for my freedom! Thank you tommy! I’m praying for God to keep you sheltered and safe!

  4. martin

    Rely is a good memory .

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