Today, is one of those solemn days that we will never forget. As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in his speech after the bombing of Pearl Harbor:
“…a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked…”
There is an evil that presides in the world that we will always fight. But on this day we should be thankful for every single person on this earth. Today, we thank all our service men and women for fighting and protecting the rights which allow us to be the greatest nation in the world. Something, we, as Americans, lose sight of and take for granted.
Today, we here are Roanoke Landscapes, thank all the firemen, police, and EMT first responders, and everyday strangers who became heroes to one another on this very tragic day. We also thank those who gave their lives on Flight 93; the plane speculated to be headed to the White House of Capital Building, for being brave when they knew their last moments on the earth were coming. Today, we say thank you for your sacrifice 2,977 times and to the more than 6,000 men and women who have lost their lives in the middle east since the attacks on 9/11.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani said it best:
God Bless America
“The attacks of September 11th were meant to break out spirit…Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified.”