Today is the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on America and the God-given freedoms we so cherish. We remember with anger and anguish the nearly 3,000 Americans murdered by Muslim terrorists in the name of Islam. We also remember and honor those first responders, many of whom lost their lives trying to save others.
This is also a time to remember the thousands of American soldiers who were killed, wounded or are still suffering, in the ensuing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and places unknown. We honor all those who answered our Nation’s call to Arms. We also remember the sacrifices made by their families.
Please pray for all our men and women who are in harm’s way today defending our Nation and way of life.
In his speech from the Oval Office, given on the evening of the September 11th attack, President George W. Bush proclaimed:
“Today, our nation saw evil -- the very worst of human nature -- and we responded with the best of America.”
That evil still exists within our borders; its goal is to destroy us from within, without the use of guns or bombs. It is a Civilization Jihad infiltrating every aspect of our society, including our schools and universities, both political parties, Hollywood, main stream media, cultural elite and mega corporations and tech giants.
So, on this 16th Anniversary of 9/11, let us rededicate ourselves to the defeat of this evil. We will never forget September 11; and we must keep the flame of retribution burning until Radical Islam is wiped from the face of the Earth.
Timeline of the attacks:
8:46 am – American Airlines Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
9:03 am – United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
9:37 am – American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon.
10:03 am – Passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 contact friends and family and learn about the attacks in New York and Washington, they mount an attempt to retake the plane. In response, hijackers deliberately crashed the plane into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers and crew aboard.
Many before me have observed that “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
God bless America!
Richard Thompson is the president of the Thomas More Law Center.