Ten years ago this morning, our nation experienced the worst single terrorist attack in our history.
No one across the county will likely ever forget where they were or what they were doing when they heard the news.
As time has passed since the tragedy of September 11th, 2001, some have allowed the remembrance of this day to slip and pass quietly.
We should all remember the sacrifices that were made on 9-11 and the sacrifices that have been made since to keep our country and our citizens safe from those who would stop at nothing to cause harm.
And so, today, we honor and we remember.
We honor and remember the 2,823 people who lost their lives when American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the World Trade Center towers.
We honor and remember the 169 people who lost their lives when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.
We honor and remember the 44 people aboard United Airlines Flight 93 who lost their lives when their plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania while attempting to fight back against terrorists determined to attack the White House.
We honor and remember the American service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq while defending our country.
Finally, we honor the American service men and women who, even now, are standing in harm’s way serving our country to protect freedom and liberty.