Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. Terrorist hijackers commandeered four passenger airliners and deliberately crashed them, killing all those on board, including the hijackers, and nearly three thousand in the buildings. Two planes destroyed the two World Trade Center buildings in New York City, one plane attempted to destroy the Pentagon, and the fourth was forced down when passengers overpowered the terrorists. Unfortunately, their heroics came too late to prevent a crash.
I’ll bet all of us know where we were and what we were doing on that fateful day. On this day let’s all spend just a moment or two reflecting on that day and paying a little tribute to all those who were taken from us.
We should also give thanks to our President and government for taking the necessary actions, both within our country and abroad, that has prevented any further attacks.
I fear that with potential new leadership next year and with changes in philosophy the chances to continue to be safe may be in jeopardy. I pray I am wrong.