Saturday, September 10, 2011

Never Forgotten

Sunday, September 11th, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of that unimaginable day in which the world froze with stunned horror as our country was attacked. We watched the World Trade Centers collapse, along with the simultaneous attack on the Pentagon and the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

One of the heroes on that plane was Tom Burnett of Minneapolis.  He and others are believed to saved the plane from hitting its ultimate target, the White House.
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Tom Burnett

We mourned as a nation over the tremendous loss of life and over the pain and fear that these acts inflicted upon the United States of America and its citizens.

All across the nation there will be events and ceremonies to pay tribute to those lost as well as the heroes who came to the aid of our nation on that tragic day 10 years ago. The Senate has established a National Moment of Remembrance that will take place at noon CDT.

Americans are asked during this minute to cease all activities for one minute and to take the time to remember those that lost their lives, the loved ones they have left behind and the service/military men and women who risk their lives each day to serve and protect this country and our freedom.

I will be observing this moment of remembrance and it is my hope that all of you will also. Regardless of political affiliation, race, sex or creed, we as a nation lost almost 3,000 Americans on this day 10 years ago. It is important for those left behind to know that their loved ones are gone but that they will never be forgotten.

"To find a safe journey through grief to growth does not mean one should forget the past. It means that on the journey we will need safe pathways so that remembrance, which may be painful, is possible." ~ Donna O'Toole

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