Fourteen years ago this day our great nation suffered a most heinous act of terrorism. 2,977 Americans were lost in the initial attacks and thousands more were lost in the War on Terrorism. It is with heavy hearts that we remember those we lost, futures cut short and the lives of survivors forever changed.
On this day we would ask that Americans submit divisiveness but remember those Americans who lost their lives living their versions of the American Dream, be they black, white, gay or straight, they were all Americans.
Following the cowardly attacks of September 11th a second great generation took up the banner and brought the fight to our nations enemies. We thank those who answered the call and those who continue to do so. There is no more worthy endeavor than to give ones life in service to their fellow countrymen.
“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew.” – President George W. Bush