I know all of us were deeply affected by the events of September 11, 2001. For many of us, that day fundamentally altered our beliefs and probably led us to some of the values we now cherish as Republicans: the love of freedom, the love of our homeland and the love for those who serve.
As we take a moment to remember that tragedy, I also encourage you to reflect on the heroic sacrifice of so many Americans that day and in the 14 years since. There is not much we can do to match the incredible deeds of our service members both at home and abroad, as well as the civilians who gave their lives as the Twin Towers fell. But we can do small deeds to keep their memory in the forefront of our nation’s heart.
Today I want to challenge you to go beyond remembrance and commit to action. In 2009, September 11th officially became “9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.” In honor of everything today means, choose to serve others.
Pledge to go that extra mile at 911day.org.
The 9/11 Day challenge was created by a nonpartisan nonprofit, backed by both Republicans and Democrats. For a just a moment, let’s put aside partisan politics and focus on our devotion to America. One way to memorialize that is by taking on the Good Deed challenge.