Fourteen years ago today, I was in California preparing to leave on a business trip when I watched in awe the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. On that day, more than 3,000 wonderful loving people lost their lives at the hands of 19 men who had absolutely nothing to contribute to humanity. I will never forget that lump in my stomach and subsequent anger as more information was revealed.
Today, we honor the men, women and children who perished on that horrific day. We honor the passengers on Flight 93 who displayed amazing courage as they fought rather than subject. Their courage prevented what was surely destined to be an attack on our nation’s capital. We also remember those who lost their lives at the Pentagon on this fateful day.
All of these men and women, along with all those who risk life and limb in pursuit of the Global War on Terror, hold a very special place in our nation’s history and in our hearts.
We remember you and we will never forget!