Today marks the 9th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th. I wanted to take a moment to remember those who lost their lives that day. The result of this senseless act caused the death of 2,997 victims, as well as 19 hijackers. Additionally, over 6,000 people were injured.
As time has passed I believe that Americans in general don't often think about the tragedies that occurred day. Immediately after the attacks our nation came together as a whole in prayer, something that in my lifetime I had never witnessed. We rallied under the motto, "United we Stand." We need to take the time to remember what it felt like that day. Time to remember what our country has been through not only on that September 11th but everyday since then. The "togetherness" has worn off and we need to find our way back.
Please take a moment today to say a prayer and thank God for the freedom we have as Americans. Take a moment to show your gratitude for the men and woman who are fighting to uphold that amazing privilege.
"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." -President George W. Bush