SEPTEMBER 11, 2020-
On September 11th, America, her people and values were under attack. Lives were lost, buildings destroyed and people found themselves in a state of disbelief, confusion, and at times fearful, because of this unknown enemy which destroyed thousands of innocent lives. This attack had a ripple effect that reached out across the United States, no one was untouched by the tragedy.
But, out of the ashes that 11th day of September, the American Spirit was re-awakened. Ordinary people became heroes, helping others whose needs where greater than their own. Our emergency response people rose to new heights, pushing themselves beyond even their own expectations to save others, even at the cost of their own lives in some cases, because it was about helping those in need and working together to overcome adversity.
While this event changed our nation in many ways, the character of our Nation, our faith in one another and our legacy as a country strengthened by service and selflessness remained the same, becoming stronger as we continue to see neighbors offering a helping hand, a willingness to volunteer and help survivors not only from acts of terrorism but to natural disasters which has also impacted many lives throughout America over these many years since that fateful day on September 11th.
So, as we approach another anniversary of one of our country’s worst tragedies, may you all take a moment to remember and honor not only those who lost their lives that day, but to honor those families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the losses and changes that day brought to their lives.
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