It seems we say it every year: “It is hard to believe it has been ‘X’ years since the terrorist attacks of September 11th.”
Today that number reaches 17. Nearly two decades have now passed since the tragic events that killed nearly 3,000 Americans and wounded 6,000 more.
The attacks themselves were concentrated at the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and – thanks to the courage of heroic Americans who sacrificed their own lives to save countless others – a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. But the effects and aftermath of that day spread not only throughout America, but the entire world.
You will see the phrase “Never Forget” displayed often today and this week. Though it is hard to imagine that is even possible. Anyone who witnessed that day knows that those images will remain a part of them for the rest of their lives.
The anniversaries that follow – like this one – are just a number; the memories of the pain and sorrow suffered that crisp September day, remain as vivid as ever.
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