The Day Before 9/11
Sadly, many generations are marked by some tragedy that stains the fabric of our existence and leads good people to doubt, to question everything they thought they knew.
For most living Americans, our tragedy is 9/11, a common thread so profound that you can ask anyone where they were, or what they were doing, and without hesitation, they know the answer.
Tucker Elliot's perspective is fresh, that of a teacher and coach, stationed overseas, educating the sons and daughters of our service members. A regular guy caught in a situation that's far from regular.
When terror strikes, leaving confusion and doubt in the aftermath, it's a test unlike anything Elliot had experienced. He doesn't have time to figure it out for himself, overwhelmed though he is. No, he must be that proverbial rock for the children of those in uniform who will soon be in harm's way.
It isn't easy--he is plagued with questions--he doubts himself. He exhibits all of those things that make us human. Twelve years later, some of those doubts still linger. They shouldn't, but they do, a product of our stolen innocence, no doubt.
With uncommon clarity and emotional depth, Tucker Elliot has taken the magnifying glass and given us a close, true-to-life account of military families and the confusion and triumphs and losses surrounding them after 9/11.
This is a book for everyone; however, this is the quintessential 9/11 book for military families and anyone connected to them.
I have faithfully served our country for nearly 19 years; my family serves along with me. This is our story. This is our book.
Our thanks to you, Mr. Elliot, for an incredibly moving account of 9/11...rest assured you have honored the kids.