Thought Tuesday

I Will Not Forget


September 11, 2001 was a very bad day.  So many lives lost.  Civilian and heroes.

September 11, 2001 is a day I also remember as a day of unparalleled courage and love.  Hero first responders courageously went up the stairs to help others flee from danger while thousands fled for their lives.  These heroes knew they were in danger.  These heroes did not hesitate.  I am sure that the courage shown by these brave souls will never be fully realized.  Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and civilians ran toward the disaster.  They can never be thanked enough.  They are heroes!


These heroes stood in one of our country’s darkest hours, serving as beacons of light, courage, and sacrifice in the service of others.  That is what heroes do… they act, no matter how great the danger.  They help others.  They risk their lives for others.  They performed their duties with tremendous efficiency, professionalism, and courage, despite the great stress they were under.  They were heroes.

343 firefighters and 72 police officers died in the line of duty that fateful day.

I will not forget them.

About 3,000 people lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  They, too, are heroes.

Many people were injured in and because of the attack.  They faced this terrible day with great courage and compassion.  They are heroes.

tired firefighter

People all across the United States reached out to help in thousands of different way.  They were heroes.

So many people lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.  These survivors have waded through unimaginable pain, yet they persevere.  They continue in hope.  They are heroes!

9-11 was on of our nations greatest tragedies, but it is also a day of heroes.


I was a raised by a civil servant of courage.  I was raised in a good, faithful, Christian home where I was taught to love and to serve people around me.   I will not forget those who sacrificed that day.  I will remember them as I honor civil servants serving our communities today.  I will honor their sacrifice as I look for others I can serve.

These brave people reminded me that there is hope in the world… and I will not forget.

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