Make This Anniversary A Memorial To Heroes

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Sept. 11, 2001 is a day never to be forgotten, but it was also a day in which innumerable heroes showed unparalleled courage and love. Firefighters and police officers responded to the World Trade Center attack, and they courageously went up the stairs that others were going down. These heroes knew they were in a very dangerous situation, but they did not hesitate. That is what they do -- they act in spite of great danger. They help others. They risked their lives for all, and 343 firefighters and 72 police officers died in the line of duty on that day. They performed their duty at the highest level possible.

We will never forget them.

About 3,000 people lost their lives on that day, and every one of them was a hero. We were in a war that day. And these heroes were thrust into the front lines. They were courageous. Every one. Many people died during the attack; but they faced the day with great courage and love.

They are heroes.

The rescue workers and emergency personnel performed their duties with tremendous efficiency, professionalism, and courage, despite the tremendous stress that they were put under.

They are heroes.

People throughout the U.S.A. reached out to help in every way possible.

They are heroes.

Most importantly, numerous people lost loved ones on 9/11; and these 9/11 survivors have dealt with unimaginable pain, yet they have persevered. Their spirits are among the strongest that you will find. They are very special people -- heroes every one.

September 11, 2001, was a tragedy. But it was also a day of heroes. And we were all reminded about how great the people of this country are -- for never has courage, compassion, and heroism been manifested in the way it was on that day... ever, anywhere.

We are a nation of heroes.

The members of the Payson Fire Department join with all in remembering those who served that fateful day.

All gave some, some gave all.

God bless America.

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