Today, like every September 11th, is a somber anniversary for our country.
Others will speak and write about this day more eleoquently than I,
for words fail me.
My heart aches for the families who were ripped apart
during this attack.
I think of the hopes, the dreams and plans
that were extinguished in those anguished hours.
On that day, we witnessed the absolute worst of humanity -
but also the best.
As people ran from the carnage
police, firefighters, transit workers and first responders
raced into it.
Too many perished.
In New York.
Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for a friend.
...or for strangers.
We remember those who went to work that day, but never returned home.
We are grateful for those who protect our communities and our nation,
who put their lives in danger for all.
We are humbled by the courage shown in desperate situations.
We do not forget.