This Sunday, we as Americans commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the tragedy and destruction of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. This attack on our country is a painful memory that Americans and the families of the many civilians and service workers who died needlessly, remember every day.
That day, thousands of fire fighters, police officers, rescue workers and others risked their lives to save the lives of others. These heroic efforts speak directly to the heart of what we as Americans stand for. While the terrorist attacks that day tragically took nearly 3,000 lives, they did not succeed in breaking the American spirit.
Our nation embodies a wide-ranging diversity of religions, races, interests and political views. Americans will continue to stand up to those who inflict terror and threaten our way of life and our liberties and freedoms that men and women have fought to protect.
To honor the memory of those who lost their lives, as well as the countless lives that have been touched by this tragedy, Governor Walker signed an Executive Order for all flags to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, September 11th. The United State’s Flag represents the ideals that we, as Americans stand for, and reminds us of those who have fought, some paying the ultimate sacrifice, to protect our freedoms.
While this tragedy changed our lives forever, America stands stronger today. Please take a moment to remember those whose lives that were forever changed that day.