We are going to take a little detour today from talking about school buses. Today is the 14th anniversary of the tragedy that struck on September 11, 2001, that not only affected New York City, Washington, DC and the country side in Pennsylvania, but the entire nation. This was no accident. This was an act of terrorism.
Nearly 3,000 died as a result of the attacks that day, which were carried out by 19 Al-Qaeda men who hijacked four planes and maneuvered them towards various areas of the United States.
Because the terrorists who attacked our country did not have the support to destroy the U.S. militarily, they focused on destroying “symbolic targets” instead. The Twin Towers symbolized America’s economic power and success. The Pentagon, as the headquarters for the Department of Defense, symbolizes America’s military power. It is speculated that the Capitol building, the legislative arm of the U.S. government, was the intended target of US Airways Flight 93.
We will never be able to say this enough – thank you to the men and women who were instrumental in saving so many lives that day and thank you to those who gave their lives so others may live. You are all heroes !!!