Tomorrow, we commemorate the 11th year since the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. It was not just our buildings that were attacked, but the very spirit and beliefs that we hold as a nation.
Nearly 3,000 men, women, and children died that day, but they have not been forgotten. On this anniversary, we must take time to remember those we lost, and pray for the families and friends still grieving their loved ones.
When I reflect on September 11th, I'm always reminded of the bravery of the first responders who fearlessly put their lives on the line that day and in the following months. In the hour of our greatest need, they exemplified what keeps America strong. As we honor their courage, I also want to thank the men and women of our country who continue to demonstrate why we are the "Home of the Brave," as they fight every day to protect the security and freedom of Americans at home and abroad.