Today is the fourteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the aborted attack that crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Your political affiliations aside, today is the day to remember that when it counts, in the face of terrible evil and devastation, we are Americans before we are anything else.
Take time today to remember the attacks on 9/11. Where were you? Where were your loved ones? If you lost someone in the attacks, please know that they will not be forgotten.
Today I encourage you also to remember those who lost their lives working to rescue and protect others during and after the attacks, whether in the military, law enforcement, fire department, or bystanders, and whether stateside at home or overseas abroad, deployed.
Visit the 9/11 Memorial website for more guidance on commemorating the day, and God be with you.