It is September 11th. And once again, we remember and commemorate what happened on this date in 2001.
We remember the nearly 3,000 people killed that day when terrorists flew commercial jetliners into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D C.We remember their families and the desperate phone calls made from high above the streets of Manhattan.
We remember the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 becoming heroes as they fought with the terrorists and slammed the plane into a Pennsylvania field, preventing it from crashing into the U. S. Capitol or the White House.
We remember the more than 400 first responders who died in the World Trade Center that day and the many who have died since from the substances they breathed in on that fateful day.
We remember the words of President George W. Bush that night saying that, “While terrorists can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, they cannot touch the foundation of America.”
And we remember where we were at that moment, when we heard or saw what had just happened
And we remember those who were small children and those not even born yet who will remember the first time they read or were told about what happened that day.
None of us should ever forget the day we thought could never happen and yet it did. We will and we must always…remember Sept 11th.
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