We all know the significance of September 11, now also known as Patriot Day. It is a day to remember and honor our fellow Americans who died in New York, Washington D.C. and in a field in Pennsylvania. It is also a time to remember and honor those heroes who have lost their life in the line of duty and protecting our freedoms defending our country.
I encourage all of us to stop, pause, and take just a moment to remember, not only those Americans who died on September 11, but also the families who lost a huge part of their life on that dreadful day.
In the days, weeks, and months after 9-11 the phrase “We Will Never Forget” could be found on signs and banners across the country. Unfortunately, time has a way of fading the memories and we do begin to forget.
On this 17th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks let us call to mind all those times when we have been tested as a nation and never forget the more important times when we have stood strong as the United States of America.
We can continue to build a strong nation and move our country forward by refusing to accept hate as an answer, by refusing to accept discrimination and racism, by working to better the lives of all people because we are all citizens of a community, a city, a state, and this great country.