Eleven years ago today, the world as we knew it was changed forever. Changed when hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. That day was September 11, 2001.
The wounds opened on that day have yet to close for many of those affected by the terrorist attacks, which left more than 2,900 people dead. Save the Battle of Antietam in 1862, it was the bloodiest day in United States history, which is why the Police Officers Association of Michigan encourages all members and non-members to take some time today and remember the lives lost that fateful morning. This is a time to reflect on what it means to be an American and what it means to help out your fellow citizens. As law enforcement officers, many of you are out protecting the public every day, but there are days like 9/11 when everyone comes together as one to help make a terrible situation better.
Last year, we had the opportunity to speak with Tim Brown, a first responder, and firefighter as well as Joe Blozis, a retired New York City Police Department crime scene detective about 9/11. We hope that you will take some time to listen to podcasts. Both men have extensive knowledge of what happened on 9/11.
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