Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, Sept. 23

Editorial: Remembering 9/11, 20-years later

The south tower of the World Trade Center, left, begins to collapse after a terrorist attack in New York, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova)

The south tower of the World Trade Center, left, begins to collapse after a terrorist attack in New York, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Gulnara Samoilova)

It has been 20-years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and at the Pentagon.

When you pause to think back on those moments, now two decades removed, I’m sure you remember where you were, what you were doing and the emotions that enveloped you.

Twenty years almost to the day and our troops have been removed from Afghanistan in one of the longest conflicts in our country’s history.

It’s a sobering time. Many of us have grown up or grown old in a generation where our brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, sons and daughters have been deployed or served in the military, doing their part to fight the war on terror.

As the last of our military men and women are removed from Afghanistan, I hope we can all take a moment to remember why we went to the Middle East in the first place. I trust we will recall those moments of horror and disbelief as we watched our country being attacked on 9/11. But mostly, I hope we all remember that we are a country of patriots, who have fought to defend the freedoms that we all enjoy. As we go about our day this Sept. 11, remember to support our military and first responders and remember all those who lost their lives Sept. 11 and in the 20 years since. Their lives and sacrifice are not in vain. Stand tall, America.

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