On September 11, 2013, President Obama honored those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time that the first plane hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center. This month, we the people of the United States are honoring those who lost their lives and the military that helped us to save our country.
On the 9/11 anniversary, Mrs. Obama visited the USO Warrior and Family Center and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, Intrepid Spirit One, at Fort Belvoir. She acknowledged the heroes that saved lives and thanked all the soldiers.
President Obama said in his remarks about 9/11, “They left this Earth. They slipped from our grasp. But it was written, ‘What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.’ What your families lost in the temporal, in the here and now, is eternal.”
President Obama’s speech about the 9/11 attack makes me think back to when and where I was that day. First thing – I was devastated. My first thoughts were to stay strong and wonder who was going to get hit next. I pray every day that it will never happen again to America.