It was 17-years-ago today when I dismounted my horse after an equestrian jumping exercise and returned to the barn in Sanford, Florida, to see television images of the World Trade Center, in New York City, New York, on fire.
My ex and I thought the television images were part of a movie until we became sadly aware that terrorists had attacked the United States (US) using airplanes in New York and in Washington, DC and the subsequent downing of another hijacked plane in the state of Pennsylvania. We had visited the World Trade Center in NYC less than three-weeks before that dark day in American history.
That was September 11, 2001 - 2,977 innocents died that day in terror attacks in New York, Washington, DC and in Pennsylvania. Today we remember them and all the subsequent deaths due to related health problems brought to wrought by those cowardly acts of terror.
That the innocents may not have died in vain, we shall always remember 9/11 - we remember so that our resolve to end terror and to promote peace and cooperation may never be again challenged or broken.