It’s been nineteen years years since 9/11.
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live/Logan Sekulow Reprogram we talked about how we were impacted and he we respond this many years later. The 9/11 terror attacks were the single most heinous terror attacks to occur on U.S. soil. People who were only toddlers that terrible Tuesday morning are now graduating college. Today’s high school students weren’t even born.
President Trump gave a speech in Shanksville, Pennsylvania this morning, to honor those that died on 9/11. That significant location is the site where the brave passengers of Flight 93 thwarted the terrorists from reaching their target in Washington, DC.
Here’s part of what President Trump said:
Nineteen years ago on this day, at this very hour, on this field, 40 brave men and women triumphed over terror and gave their lives in defense of our nation. Their names and their stories are forever inscribed on the eternal roll call of American heroes.
We remember the fallen on this September 11th, nineteen years after the historic and tragic terrorist attack on our country in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.
As we’re looking back nineteen years later, we should also look ahead. For most of us, rthe images of 9/11 are etched into our memories forever. But what does this look like for a new group of people, new adults? How does this impact the high school graduates of 2020 and 2021, most of which were born after September 11, 2001. College graduates were only two years old when this happened. They don’t really remember it. It’s something that happened in the past. It’s history
Oddly, in this time, there were calls to cancel the programs and ceremonies that were going to happen this morning commemorating 9/11. The President and Vice President both spoke this morning from different locations. The roll call of those victims of the terror attacks held at Ground Zero, which is now the Memorial, were almost cancelled.
There were even calls to cancel the Twin Towers lights in the sky that have been displayed every 9/11 since the attacks happened. You’ve seen that iconic imagery in New York. Thankfully, outraged citizens of New York said we can’t just start to erase this, even with the pandemic, and the annual tribute is happening today.
We are reaching a point where time is shifting. We have to be careful as we’re heading into a whole new group of adults that were not there. This is not just a small part of history. It has shaped and impacted many people and it will continue to do so.
The full broadcast is complete with much more discussion about the nineteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the impact it had on the world, and the perspective that future generations are learning about it.
Watch the full broadcast below.
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