9/11 child Patricia Smith stares down al Qaeda operative who U.S. says helped kill her NYPD mom

Patricia Smith, now 17, is famous for a photograph taken when she was two. Wearing a red velvet dress, she accepted her mother’s NYPD Medal of Honor after her mother, NYPD Officer Moira Smith was killed responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Patricia Smith and her father, retired NYPD Officer Jim Smith, spent this Mother’s Day at Guantánamo Bay, to see the al-Qaeda operative, Walid bin Attash, at the pretrial hearings for his alleged role in planning the attacks, reports Michele McPhee in Newsweek.

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