It is hard to believe that twelve years have passed since that tragic day, September 11, 2001. Like most Americans I have not forgotten. Today, please take a few moments to remember the lives lost and those lives that changed forever.
Be sure to recall the heroism of our first responders who rushed headlong into burning buildings with little regard for the danger to their own safety.
Recall the honor and distinction our military personnel have served with since that day.
Recall how America’s strength has grown as a result of the attack and how no one and no act of terror should change our commitment to these enduring values.
Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were lost as well as with all the military personnel and first responders and their families who stand in defense of our freedoms and our values.