It is a day that forever changed our nation. Friends and families were left weakened by missing loved ones, yet the spirit and resolve of America grew strong. Now is the time to remember those that were taken from us, and to thank those whose memory kept us from falling down. It’s been a long, challenging road since 9/11, as one nation, we will continue to prevail.
Today the 16th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks, the day that changed everything in America. While the devastation was astounding, the terrorist attacks also revealed the best of the American spirit in their aftermath; first-responders fearlessly did all they could to save victims, and ordinary Americans joined together to heal as one.
It’s hard to believe that 15 years have passed since that day that changed all of our lives in ways we never could have imagined. No matter how much time goes by, we’ll never forget where we were and what we were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001, when the news broke that the first plane had hit the World Trade Center.
And that’s why we need to stop and take a moment today to remember those who lost their lives in the attacks, and also the loved ones they left behind who are still grieving everyday.