Today is a somber day in America. It is 15 years since terrorists attacked our country and killed nearly 3,000 of our fellow Americans.
Being on the West Coast, most of us were asleep when terror struck in New York, DC, and Pennsylvania. I was 10-years-old at the time, just starting fifth grade at Moulton Elementary in Laguna Niguel, California. My dad was driving me and my sister Anna Maria to school when we heard the news on KFI AM 640. The morning host at the time, Bill Handel, said planes crashed into the Twin Towers. We were in complete disbelief and thought he was making this up. Sadly, as more news reports started to pour in, it wasn’t a joke. It was a confirmed terrorist attack on our country.
15 years later, this tragic series of events still stings for all of us–especially the victims and their families.
Like many of you out there, I took comfort in then-President George W. Bush’s 9/11 Bullhorn speech. In spite of his flaws, he exuded great leadership in the days following 9/11.
“We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.” — Ronald Reagan
It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since 9/11. Let’s continue to remember the fallen and honor their memories in the years ahead. #NeverForget