I’d be willing to wager that every American over the age of 25 remembers exactly what they were doing and where they were 20 years ago today when 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, flying two of them into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon. The fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania thanks to the heroic efforts of the flight crew and passengers who tried to regain control of the plane from the terrorists.
I was still asleep in bed when the first plane hit the World Trade Center and was jolted awake when I heard my neighbor screaming. Meanwhile, millions of other Americans were already at work or taking their kids to school or playing with friends, or… whatever. Before the first plane hit the World Trade Center, we all thought 9/11 was going to just be another day. Boy were we wrong.
This short message is to remind every American to remember the 2,996 people who died during those attacks, as well as the 25,000 who were injured. It’s also a reminder to appreciate every minute of every day, and every person you love.
Let us never forget.