Colorado Springs, CO, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 – The El Paso County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to proclaim September 11, 2012, as a Day of Remembrance in honor of those who lost their lives 11 years ago during the terrorist attacks on American soil.
Commissioner Peggy Littleton read the resolution into the record, “On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was viciously attacked on home ground at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in the air over Pennsylvania; and thousands of American children, women and men lost their lives that day. We shall never forget the devastation and loss we suffered as individuals and as a nation that their legacy will live on and that they will not have died in vain.”
Veterans Chaplain Bob Lewis said, “9-11-2001 is unprecedented in our history. What sticks in my mind is the vision of the live feed from a television network of people coming down a street covered in soot and ash. But along with them were heavy laden first responders running toward the tragedy. All the activities in our state, our nation are a remembrance of the loss, the sacrifice of those that gave all.”
“I hope people remember this day forever,” said Chair Amy Lathen. “I don’t believe this is a war on terror. It’s a war on a radical philosophy that doesn’t believe in individual liberty, something this country was founded on. The attack that day was on those liberties. I hope we will always remember to stay vigilant and protect the liberties that so many have died for, so we can live free in this country which we all in this country have enjoyed for quite some time and is something that is not a guarantee.
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