I, like you, remember where I was when we first heard the news about the attack on our country. I remember the time, the place and what I was doing.
As 9/11 approaches, I am still moved by the sheer number of lives lost and the families who must hold the memories of their loved ones in their hearts.
I am also reminded of the price of freedom. I have two brothers currently serving in the military and understand that freedom is not free and it is not something we should take for granted.
Right after the attack, our country came together like nothing I'd ever witnessed in my lifetime. We saw American flags flying on buildings, from cars and in yards. We all had a sense of American pride that was felt throughout our communities. We truly felt like brothers and sisters of the same family.
As we remember those who lost their lives on 9/11, let's also strive to build the same American pride and unity that we felt in the days following.
America is still the Land of the Free and we are blessed to be here.