It is so hard to believe that 14 years have already passed since the world changed on September 11, 2001. I am sure everyone reading this knows exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about the first plane flying into the Twin Towers. The world truly did stop that day.
I would like to take a moment to remember all those innocent people who died and their family and friends who have carried on without them for these past thirteen years.
I would like to again thank all the firefighters, police officers, and emergency response teams who selflessly ran into those buildings as terror surrounded them with the hope of being able to help others even if that meant giving up their own lives.
I would also like to thank all those firefighters and police officers, many from Chicago, who traveled to New York in the days that followed the terror attacks to help sift through the rubble in hopes of being able to save their fellow man.
And finally, a big thanks to our military that has fought and worked tirelessly to continue to keep us safe since that day.
America certainly showed its strength and resolve in the days that followed September 11, 2001.
May we never forget.
I know I never will...
God Bless America!