I know most of you will never forget where you were on September 11, 2001. I know I certainly won’t. That day has been permanently ingrained in the minds of Americans. The attacks still resonate in the hearts and minds of Americans. But when we remember the 7th anniversary of that fateful day, I hope you take a moment to remember all those who were lost that day. Also take a moment to think of our sailors, soldiers, Coast Guardsmen, airmen, firefighters, police offices, and other first responders who have sacrificed themselves in the defense and preservation of our nation and freedom. This always reminds us of the importance of defending the Homeland and ensuring that terrorism will never strike on American soil again.