Today we pause like we have every year for the past two decades to remember those who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks, as well as those who gave their lives in the years that followed. And while this has become an annual tradition of remembrance, today seems to stike a stronger cord for most as we mark the 20-year anniversary of this tragic event.
Similar to my parents, who can remember where they were when they watched the moon landing or heard about the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. or John F. Kennedy, I will always remember where I was when I learned a plane had struck the World Trade Center.
Much has happened over the past 20 years, but on this day, September 11th, we should all pause for a moment and remind ourselves how lucky we are to live in this great country and state.
Thank you to all those who put their lives on the line so the rest of us may be free.