Eighteen years ago today, our nation was brought to it’s knees when four planes were hijacked by nineteen Islamic terrorists with the intent to kill as many Americans as possible. One was brought down in Pennsylvania, another hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C. The other two of those planes flew into the the World Trade Center in New York City.
Two thousand, nine hundred and seventy seven Americans were killed that day in the name of Islam, and many volunteers and first responders have died or developed serious illnesses since then; a result of the toxic atmosphere they were exposed to as they strived to save as many lives as they could.
Men and women went to work that morning, little dreaming they would never see their families again, never thinking their workplace would be a target for the biggest terror attack in the history of America.
We should always remember that America has enemies who would doubtlessly repeat this horrible act if we let our guard down, and let our memory fade. If you don’t know or remember much about this event, watch a documentary, listen to the stories of the survivors, educate yourself about the enemies who did this to us. Most importantly, thank your local first responders wherever you see them. They are the ones running into danger as others flee.
Never forget what happened on September 9, 2001.