Today marks the 16th anniversary of 9/11. While no number of years can ever heal the pain that was caused, we can resolve to emerge each day stronger and more united than the last. We recognize that life is a gift and that we must all make the most of the time that we have.
Let us be guided by the example set by America’s heroes, who serve in the armed forces, who serve in their communities as first responders, and who do the jobs that keep our nation running. Being an American means respecting all human life and being there for others in their time of need. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to uphold these values that will continue to drive our nation forward.