We spent the evening with some family and friends at the Tempe Healing Field – a 9.11 memorial. We attend this memorial every year, but it was a first for all those who came with us. And although the tribute is heartbreaking – it is beautifully touching. Tonight they had several groups performing musical numbers and it added to the patriotic feel of the evening. Our kids have heard the story of where we both were the morning the towers were hit a hundred times, but that doesn’t stop us from recounting it ever year as we drive to the healing field.

They are patient with our stories – and they thoroughly enjoy the flag display and reading the cards – learning about the people who tragically died that day.

Every year we attend and every year it’s impactful.