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The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York, September 11, 2001. In a horrific sequence of destruction, terrorists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center causing the twin 110-story towers to collapse. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)


A DAY in History




September 11, 2001 was one of the worst days in American history, one that we will never forget. Today, we mourn with the families who lost loved ones and stand with the survivors of the attacks.


It is in moments like these we see the strength and resilience of our nation, beautifully displayed by the heroic acts of the first responders who raced to Ground Zero.  All risked, and some gave their lives trying to save others, now many suffer from grave illnesses as a result of their bravery.


As we reflect on the tragedy of that day, this year we can also rejoice in the permanent approval of the September 11th Compensation Fund, ensuring those heroes will receive the medical care they deserve for sacrificing so much. 


Join the country in a
moment of silence as we reflect on the events that took place that dark day, to remember those we lost, and to honor those still with us. 


God bless America!