It’s been sixteen years since the Islamic terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, that changed our country forever, and to most of us, it still feels like it was only yesterday.
Those of us who are old enough to remember will never forget where we were that day, nor will we forget the horrific images of death and destruction, or the moving images of Americans coming together as one nation.
We witnessed extraordinary acts of heroism, such as the bravery of the passengers of Flight 93, or the New York Fire Department who charged into the collapsing Twin Towers to save as many victims as possible, and we will never forget the pain we all felt, or the pride of being an American.
Today, on the 16th anniversary of the infamous date, President Trump gave his first 9/11 speech since becoming the President of the United States, and he did an outstanding job.
“Where they left a mark with fire and rubble, Americans defiantly raised the Stars and Stripes — our beautiful flag that for more than two centuries has graced our ships, flown in our skies, and led our brave heroes to victory after victory in battle,” the president said, adding “The flag that reminds us today of who we are what we stand for and why we fight.”
President Trump also addressed the families of those who lost loved ones during the heinous terrorist attack, saying “For the families with us on this anniversary, we know that not a single day goes by when you don’t think about the loved one stolen from your life. Today, our entire nation grieves with you.”
The tragic loss of 3,000 lives due to Islamic terrorism should never be forgotten, and must be remembered to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
In addition, those who died must be remembered and honored, especially those heroes who willingly gave their lives to save their fellow countrymen.