by Jill Pertler
“When is 9/11?”
The question comes from my youngest son. I tell him the day is next Sunday. The answer isn’t what he’s looking for.
“When was the first one?” he asks.
I know what he’s getting at: When did the date September 11 become the number 9/11 – with connotations more far-reaching than any of us could fathom?
“It was before you were born,” I say,