16 years ago, four U.S. planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing 3,000 people in a matter of hours.
Without question, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, stunned our nation. We Americans acquired a newfound sense of our own vulnerability. We were swept away by a surge of patriotism – one that is built on instincts for self-defense, righteousness and the desire to bring to justice those responsible for that heinous attack of 9/11.
To this end, we took the fight to the enemy by invading Afghanistan and Iraq. We closed the noose on al-Queda cells in this country and, with the help of our allies, diffused some al-Queda operations overseas.
Over 3,900 American lives have been lost and tens thousands more wounded, in Iraq alone, in the global war on terror--so that countless Millions around the world can one day live in freedom and peace - Let us never forget
. . .Perhaps this year we will wake up and realize - all of the political bickering is aiding and abetting the enemy - encouraging them to commit more horrific acts of violence -
. . .The men and women serving in our military are the ones paying the ultimate price. - For those not with us today, May their soles rest in Peace - For those protecting us today, May God alway be at their side, Protect them and keep them safe - Let us Remember