Nineteen years ago today our America unexpectedly changed forever. As we remember the tragic events that unfolded on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, we pause to honor the brave firefighters, police officers, rescuers and civilians who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We also recognize and keep in our thoughts and prayers the survivors and loved ones left behind; as many still continue to suffer with illness and loss stemming from the 9/11 aftermath.
This horrific day produced a full range of emotions from disbelief, anger, rage and immeasurable grief and sadness, yet Americans stood proud in unity side by side to face the enemy of terrorism together. We will always remember the courage of all who answered the call, our dedicated military who continues to keep us safe and the enduring strength of America.