By Monica O.
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
Nearly 3,000 people died in Manhattan, at the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001, in what remains the deadliest act of terrorism in history.…and so we were forever changed. That day we watched an unspeakable act of humanity unfold. But, we also witnessed incredible courage, an outpouring of human kindness, fierce solidarity; and that is what will be remembered, along with thousands of innocent people who perished that day. September 11, 2001. Never forget.
September 11th is now known as “Patriot Day” and is observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Across the country, numerous events are held on this day to honor the loss of thousands of lives.
We must never forget those who perished on that clear, blue-skied September morning. Their deaths 20 years ago have set the stage for our nation to once again rise and lead the world as the cornerstone of freedom.
ActioNet will always remember those who lost their lives on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, vowing to “never forget.”
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief.” President George Bush
“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.” President Barrack Obama