13 years ago this morning, America was changed forever in a way that no one would have imagined. One federal agency knew what was about to happen and did nothing to prevent it. 2,996 people died that morning, 2,977 of them were innocent Americans and so much collateral damage that it left a mark that would echo throughout history.
I personally remember that morning as I had just left city on business and was on my way back south. Had I been delayed thirty minutes, I would have been right in the middle of that massive tragedy. I look back today and am grateful that I got out, but I can’t help thinking about all those that were lost.
I would like to ask everyone to take a few moments this morning to remember those that perished in that assault and those men & women who fought desperately to rescue the injured. It is because of the NYC Fire and Police Departments that so many were saved. It is because of the courage and convictions of the citizens of New York City that this atrocity was not worsened and with the help of those same citizens, many of the people were found that were initially reported missing.
This is just a small reminder to all of us that America is not as safe as we are led to believe regardless of our military strength. We must always be ever vigilant in our duties to watch over and protect one another. May we all find strength in each other.