Former First Lady Laura Bush, former president George W. Bush, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama observe one of the pools at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City on Sunday. (Pool photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP-Getty via the New York Times)
con-tem-plate: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the 9/11 memorial with George and Laura Bush
A Father Mourns His Lost Son
by Trent Gilliss, senior editor
Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011, in New York.
(photo: Justin Lane/AFP/Getty Images)
shortformblog: A lot of people probably feel in the same emotional place as this man right now.