As Americans are preparing to remember their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, cousins, uncles and aunts; relect on 10 years of suffering and honor response teams and individuals that searched for buried bodies, I ask that each and every one of you attend an event in your community today in memory of almost 3,000 lives lost on 9/11.
9/11 was one of the most pivotal events in world history. Ten years later and the impact is still felt, and will for years to come. Even though many Americans don't know what fully happened, most of the stories are full of espionage, lies and deceit. Beyond that fact, we have more important stories to focus on. The story of mothers who lost their only child. The story of a sister who lost her brother and only sibling. The story of people jumping out the building window, to prevent blowing up. The story of heros who had to sight the worst scenes of horror and pain, as they searched for buried bodies. The story of how such an tragic event has changed the lives of Americans.
There are hundreds of 9/11 stories that are inspirational, sad and devastating. As much as they are, we have to vent our pain from life-changing injuries and start somewhere. Just the other day, I was watching a newly released tape from the 9/11 attacks and the terrorist who crashed the first plane was a Florida citizen. Knowing this, it brings the question whether or not we are safe on our own soil.
A new 'credible' threat is lurking around today's honorary of 9/11; the same day America was a victim of terrorism. This threat is a set-back for us, as we are still healing. However, let's keep our heads high and keep our eyes open for any activity out of the ordinary. Fighting terrorism is not easy, but it's possible. Spend today right and in memory of your fellow Americans. May God bless and the United States of America.
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