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Friday, September 11, 2015

9/11 - Today, Always Remember/Never Forget

Today marks the 14th anniversary of 9/11. Words cannot express the sadness that comes over me when I pause to remember the many lives lost on that day. And the families, friends, and neighbors left to mourn.

Today I remember and share favorite quotations.

My prayer is that they give inspiration and hope; and that we always remember and never forget September 11, 2001.

"One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in American's history. We'll always honor the heroes of 9/11. and here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice."--President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008

"September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for." --Senator Lamar Alexander

"September 11 impressed upon us that life is a precious gift ...And I think we all have a duty to devote at least a small portion of our daily lives to ensuring that neither America nor the world ever forgets September 11." --Senator Bill Frist

"We're young men; we're not ready to die." --Kevin Cosgrove, a business executive who was on the 105th floor of the south tower moments before it collapsed.

"Let's roll." --Todd Beamer, passenger on flight 93 to fellow passengers, apparently the signal to go after the hijackers.