On September 11, 2001, nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial U.S. jetliners, deliberately crashing two of the planes into the North and SouthTowers of the WorldTradeCenter and a third plane into the Pentagon. After learning of the other attacks, passengers and crew members on the fourth plane attempted to commandeer control, and the plane crashed into an empty field in Western Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed on that day, the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.
Within hours of the September 11, 2001 attacks, millions of people across the word felt compelled to respond to the crisis. Volunteers and trained professionals from near and far rushed to help in the rescue and recovery efforts at the WorldTradeCenter, Pentagon, and Flight 93 sites.
Today I just want to take a moment to remember and pray for all the lives lost, the men and women who have so bravely served our country both overseas and at home, and I also want to pray for all those affected on that September day.
God bless America!