9/11 20 Years Later: We Will Never Forget

On the Eve of the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, we at Cremation Society of America would like to take a moment to honor those Americans who lost their lives on a day that we, as a Nation, shall never forget.

On a clear September morning, the collective and relative peace of our great Nation was shattered by attacks that plunged us all into sorrow and anger. As the day unfolded, however, the events of that day also revealed the bravery, heroism and resolve that make our Nation the greatest the world has ever witnessed.

The hijacking of airliners occupied by innocent travelers and the plunging of those airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City as well as the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. showed all Americans how we can all – in our own way, no matter how big or small – help our fellow man during the most desperate of circumstances. There are nearly countless stories of sacrifice, heroism and hope during the minutes, hours, days, weeks and months that followed.

Our fellow Americans – Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, even concerned civilians – selflessly charged into unimaginable conditions to save lives. Many lost their lives as a result.

As we reflect upon the tragic events and loss of life that took place 20 years ago, we remain humbled by the bravery exhibited by so many of our family, friends and neighbors – ordinary people showing extraordinary courage. Their examples brought us all together as a Nation and as a people with a common purpose. As we live in a seemingly fractured country still struggling with a pandemic and internal strife, let us look to how we all came together 20 years ago as Americans with resolve and HOPE for the future.