Remembering 9/11

The harrowing events of Sept. 11, 2001, forever changed the United States as more than 3,000 Americans tragically lost their lives in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Despite those horrible events, many people acted heroically on that day and in the aftermath of the attacks. Today, we remember all those lost on 9/11, and thank all those who helped our nation become stronger and safer in the years since.

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Lights begin to illuminate the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial as the sun sets in Arlington, Va., Sept. 10, 2014. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those lost at the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.
Lights begin to illuminate the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial as the sun sets in Arlington, Va., Sept. 10, 2014. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those lost at the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

 

The harrowing events of Sept. 11, 2001, forever changed the United States as more than 3,000 Americans tragically lost their lives in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Despite those horrible events, many people – from ordinary citizens to trained first responders – acted heroically on that day and in the aftermath of the attacks. Dedicated public servants from all across the ranks of local, state, and the federal government worked to confront the unprecedented challenges brought by that day to keep America safer in the future.

“Today, we remember. Fourteen years after the 9/11 attacks, we remember the nearly 3,000 lives that were taken far too soon. We also remember the thousands who answered the call on that day and those who have defended our Nation in the ensuing years,” said Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard. “I encourage you to watch ‘Boatlift’, a short film that pays tribute to first responders who led the largest maritime evacuation in history. Let us never forget the lives lost on this day and those who continue to protect America and our freedom. Today, we remember.”

2 comments on “Remembering 9/11”

  1. That is a day I will never forget – i cannot image what they went through in NY. I worked for the Navy at the Patuxent River Naval Station. We had employees who were in the Pentagon when the plane went in. We lost none of our employees but several of their fellow employees. My husband and I manned a Coast Guard Auxiliary radio station at Cove Point MD for 4 days beginning on 9/11.

  2. Thank you for this. I was not aware of the boat lift or that 500,000 people were transported in 9 hours. The stories are amazing as is the determination.

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