It took fifteen years, but this summer I was finally ready to venture out to that part of Manhattan. My husband and I took our oldest son to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial Park. My son was actually conceived a few months after 9/11 and was born a year later. He's only ever known what it's like to live in the aftermath of 9/11. I wanted him to get a better understanding of why that day was so important to my generation. Read more.