On August 11, 2001 my family and I were standing on the observation deck on top of the World Trade Towers in New York City. How exactly one month changes one’s world. On September 11, 2001 I was in a meeting at a client at The Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. just a few miles from the Pentagon.
It was truly a surreal moment while in the meeting it was announced that planes had flown into the Pentagon and the World Trade Towers.
The Washington Hosptial Center became one of the command centers for providing health care in the event of local emergencies.
Reflecting back each year on the anniversary of this terrorist attack on innocent people and our country it still feels surreal. I can recall the entire morning like it was yesterday.
Know there is evil in this world and we must be vigilant and prepared. The grace of God to those with the power to forgive, but Never Forget.
Senator Jeff Tarte