Today, we commemorate the tenth anniversary of the horrible events on Sept. 11, 2001. It is remarkable how fast the last 10 years have gone by. For most of us, we remember exactly where we were and how we reacted to the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. At 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m. and 10:03 a.m., terrorists broke our hearts and shocked our reality by crashing four planes – three of them into structures that symbolize America – and murdering thousands of our citizens. These events will live long in our memory, both those who witnessed the unspeakable horror, those who watched it and cried from afar.
Families from every town, city, and state will mark this day in their own solemn way and take a moment to remember and honor the nearly 3,000 victims of those senseless attacks. We will not forget those who were lost on 9/11 or those we’ve lost in the fight against terrorism.