Suzanne Niederer’s son was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. She believes the army recruiters who persuaded her son to join the military in the wake of the 9/11 attacks misled him, that they didn’t tell him the whole truth about what a life in the military really entailed. As the mother of a serviceman killed in action, she is angry at what she sees as a lack of support for war veterans and the families of the fallen.
She told euronews that events to mark the anniversary of 9/11 will focus on the Twin Towers and those who died in those attacks. But she argues that the money being spent on memorials and concerts would be better used to help war veterans who are injured, sick and homeless, on those in Iraq, Afghanistan and the United States who continue to add to the list of victims of the 9/11 attacks.
Suzanne Niederer, mother of a soldier killed in Iraq