San Jose, CA - Thirteen years ago today the incident that more than any other from my young life was branded into my mind occurred. The horrific acts of nineteen hijackers and militant terrorists cost the lives of many, and the shook the world. We wept and prayed for the families that lost their loved ones, but we could not feel their pain as they felt it, and there is no one who can. We thank the First Responders, both those that made it out alive before the towers fell, and those that did not.
And as Americans we all say to the friends and comrades of the terrorists that aided them and have not been brought to justice: such needless destruction of human life is not a statement, it is a waste.
Andrew C. Abbott