Remember 9/11 and the Fight for Equality

Posted on: September 9th, 2011

In commemoration of the ten-year anniversary of 9/11/01’s terrorist attacks, a veteran reflects on what might have been. Read the full story on The Advocate’s website by clicking the link below.

Captain Joan Darrah reflects on what it would have meant for her partner, who was still kept secret from the military in 2001, if she had been killed in an attack on the Pentagon.

Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is especially poignant for me, both as a veteran who was personally touched by the events of that day and as a patriot who served under the veil of silence imposed by the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law for much of my career.

Like most Americans, I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing on that tragic day.

For the full story, visit:

http://www.advocate.com/Politics/Commentary/Oped_Lessons_of_911_Remind_Us_That_Equality_Matters/