Fourteen years ago today, terrorists wreaked havoc on the United States of America, killing nearly 3000 of our fellow countrymen. The catastrophic events of that day were horrific, and from the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center, we knew our lives would never be the same. 

But from that tragic day came an opportunity to support our neighbors, show love and compassion for those impacted, and unite together in a common cause of patriotism and kinship. 

There are no words to describe the depravity of the terrorist acts perpetrated on the United States the morning of September 11, 2001. The pain and heartache of the nation can still be felt today –we continue to mourn lives lost, support the families of victims, and pray for our service men and women who answered the call of duty in defense of our country. 

But the strength of the American people cannot be denied, and from that terrible tragedy we became further bonded in the ideals this land was founded on. We unite in remembrance and move forward together as a stronger, resolute nation.