Dear Friends,

How will you remember 9/11?

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, I still have the same feelings of sadness and outrage for the cowardly acts that claimed 2,952 innocent lives. Honestly, I don’t ever want to lose those feelings–or the overwhelming pride in the brave fire fighters, police, and bystanders who also sacrificed their lives to save others. 

As the American resolve has demonstrated, today we stand bolder as a nation, one that has grown stronger and that together is making a more secure future for our families, our businesses, and our freedoms. The words of President George W. Bush stated ten years ago are true today, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest building, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” 

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, please take a moment to remember those who were lost and also salute the armed forces, past and present, who protect the freedoms we enjoy even today. 

Wave the American flag proudly on this Patriots Day as we renew our commitment to the principles that our great country was founded upon.