Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Remembering September 11th

With heavy hearts Americans remember the 12th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center by the terrorist group al-Qaeda, and the one year anniversary of the assault on a U.S. Diplomatic Station in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, and Winchester, Massachusetts native Glen Anthony Doherty.
On September 11, 2001 nearly 3,000 victims lost their lives, while thousands more continue to be inflicted with long-lasting health problems due to the cowardly actions of those terrorists.  The tragic events of September 11th and the Benghazi assault continue to be felt today, and it is my hope that future generations are taught that while under attack America stood tall, did not waver, and confronted an enemy that sought so desperately to rid the world of the ideals of democracy.
Together we are a proud nation of people from many different origins, and this country’s greatest strength is our willingness to unite, especially during troubled times.  With the passage of this day, may we all take a few moments to remember those we lost on the September 11th highjackings, the assault in Benghazi, those who perished while fighting the War on Terrorism, and the many military and civilian personnel who continue to protect this great nation. May we never forget the events of those fateful days.