A military mom reflects on the anniversary of 9/11

Vonda LaceyBy Vonda Lacey
Originally published September 11, 2014

Blue, clouded skies today. September 11, 2001, was clear, blue skies and the eerie thing was the lack of airplane contrails. This day changed my world, as it did your’s! But little did I know or realize the impact of that change.

My children were in school or day care, and I just wanted to get them, and hug and hold them. Today, my oldest is in Kuwait on his 2nd deployment. And with new orders, just established last night, of fighting this war so close to his location, I am reminded once again of the impact of that day!

Godspeed to ALL our soldiers deployed on this day! You are missed and loved! This world is all my children know … they will never know the world that I knew.

Let us NEVER forget!

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Vonda Lacey is the mother of three children who lives in Staunton, Virginia. A local award-winning Associate Realtor at Re/Max Advantage, her oldest son deployed with the U.S. Army first to Afghanistan and now to Kuwait. She is active in her church and the community.

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