Take a moment of silence to commemorate the lives of those who died on September 11, 2001.
Thirteen years ago our nation suffered one of its worst attacks on American soil: the tragic collapse of the World Trade Center, the destruction of the Pentagon, and the loss of lives on the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania.
We need to take a moment to reflect on how so many lives changed on that infamous day. We need to recognize the loss of innocent lives, the loss of brave souls who responded to the emergency, and help those who survived.
We must never forget.
Never forget those trapped inside the Twin Towers and surrounding five buildings of the World Trade Center.
Never forget the first responders, firefighters, officers, and other personnel who worked tirelessly to help those who were hurting.
Never forget the trauma that our nation faced in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Never forget the endless effort to work towards healing as the memorial and museum were created to remember 9/11/01.
We must remember, for only then can we commemorate the 2,977 lives that were lost. I encourage you to reflect on today and seek out information regarding what you do not know. The 9/11 Memorial website is an excellent resource for those looking for peace, for answers, and for ways to never forget what happened thirteen years ago. Together we must stand united.
"For the living and the dead we must bear witness." -Elie Wiesel