Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., president of the , submitted the following statement in honor of the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Reflecting upon the history of our nation, each generation has had at least one "I-remember-where-I-was-when" event. For multiple generations, it was a series of events that occurred on September 11, 2001 in New York, Washington, D.C. and in rural Pennsylvania. We refer to the events of that day simply as "9/11," and we all know what the reference means.
Although it is, of course, important and appropriate for us to remember and honor our fellow citizens who lost their lives that day, we can also acknowledge the event in other ways.
Some people will attend memorial events. Some may choose to go to a prayer service. Others may choose to simply go for a walk with their family, gather with friends or attend a sporting event to demonstrate that our way of life has prevailed.
Regardless of how you choose to acknowledge 9/11, please consider taking a moment to remember those who lost their lives that day and to thank the military, police, firefighters and other personnel who spend considerable time away from their families to make ours safer.