20 years ago today the world was horrified to witness violence and destruction on a scale we couldn't comprehend.
20 years ago today 2,996 people lost their lives in planned and pre-meditated acts of blind hatred.
20 years ago today, in the words of a popular country song, "the world stopped turning".
20 years ago today we witnessed acts of courage and selflessness that will live on forever.
20 years ago today we lit candles, brought flowers, hugged, cried, and united with others to mourn.
20 years ago today we held our loved ones closer.
20 years ago today we spoke with more compassion.
The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 were truly terrible. And heart-rending. And world altering. The effects of that day will continue to be felt for years, even generations to come. There is no escaping those facts.
But the solidarity we felt with our brothers and sisters, the bonds of unity we experienced, the gratitude for loved ones, the softening of hearts... if that is to live on it must be fostered, cultivated, and nurtured.
So today, 20 years later, we honor the heroes. We remember the courageous. We salute the selfless. And we commit ourselves to rekindling the best mankind has to offer.
Join us on a visual journey through the day that we will--and should--never forget.
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"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds..." Abraham Lincoln