My patriotism became more than just standing for the national anthem, holding my right hand over my heart while repeating the Pledge of Allegiance, or placing a bumper sticker on my car that read, 'Proud to Be an American.' Imagine hearing 'a plane has crashed into the Pentagon, ' knowing your daughter was inside. For author Rebecca Lightbourn, 9/11 changed her world forever. A telling account of one family's loss and ultimate growth in faith, Cry from the Pentagon teaches a timely lesson on being prepared when unthinkable tragedy strikes. As a surviving family of one lost in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, the Lightbourns were forced to come to grips with the devastation of losing of their daughter Samantha Lightbourn-Allen. They struggled for answers, but the real battle came when Samantha's ex-husband returned seeking custody of the children. Both heartfelt and bold, Cry from the Pentagon serves as a tribute to who Samantha was as a child and later as a woman and mother. This tender memoir recounts the uncertainty of the first few days following the attack through the long, tedious process of identifying Samantha's body, planning her memorial and burial, and finally receiving the autopsy report. Join Rebecca Lightbourn in her courageous story as she poignantly shares the most heart-wrenching journey any parent will ever make.
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