Twenty years ago we watched in silent agony as America was forever changed. Our hearts and minds have borne a heavy sorrow since witnessing the events of that Tuesday morning.
We grieved then and we still grieve today for the inexplicable loss of our fellow Americans — men and women who started their days like every one of us but whose lives were taken in mere moments.
At a desk above the city lights, by the window on the seat of a plane, up the smoke-filled stairwells, through the limestone halls of government, to a Pennsylvania field...they were our brothers and sisters, and they will never be forgotten.
We pause in silent reflection to remember those brave souls. Mothers and fathers; husbands and wives; daughters and sons. You are not forgotten — not today, not any day.
They live in our memories. America perseveres. And it is our duty to remain united as one nation resolved to ensuring the light of liberty is never darkened.