Sometime tonight or tomorrow, take a moment to remember..
For many of us, the memories remain vivid of that day when two passenger jets crashed into the World Trade Center. Another struck the Pentagon, and the fourth fell into a field and former strip mine in Pennsylvania. The ultimate target may have been the Capitol.
Solemn ceremonies will be held at all three locations.
Like today, the skies were crystal clear on Sept. 11 with a hint of fall in the air. It offered no hint of the horror and uncertainty that followed.
Thousands of lives were lost during and after the attack. Our response morphed into an effort to build a more stable Afghanistan that would not harbor our enemies.
Sadly, that effort fell short in a region torn by tribal and sectarian conflicts that have humbled many an empire.
But today and tomorrow, let’s remember the lives lost, the loved ones left behind, and the many who served.
Their efforts were not in vain. For two decades, they kept us safe. Far too many paid the ultimate price or came home forever changed.
Many who may not remember 9/11 continue to stand watch today and also deserve our deepest thanks:- Doug Rainey, chief content officer.