Do you remember where you were when you heard the news?
September 11, 2001. 3,017 people were killed.
This date is forever etched in our memories…September 11. One of the darkest days in US history. In one morning our country became vulnerable, angry and hurt beyond our worst nightmares. Families were devastated.
The sting of the events of that morning are still with us. The missing towers in the New York skyline have left a gaping hole not only in the skyline but in our hearts. The term ground zero has been reserved for the memories of this tragic event. Let us not forget the continued saga played out at the Pentagon and the bravery which led to the crash in Shanksville, PA.
Another story emerged on this day. It was a story of bravery and patriotism. Americans rallied to help each other. We held vigils together, prayed together and vowed to fight the enemy of hatred.
As we remember the events of this anniversary may we all carry a deep gratitude for the bravery of the human spirit which evolved on this day, September 11, 2001. Strangers rushed in to harms way to save others. People lost their lives to protect our country, our freedoms and our way of life.
We are obligated to carry on their legacy.
God Bless America.