The 17th anniversary of 9/11
Seventeen years seems like a lifetime ago. And it still feels like yesterday.
For those who were alive on 9/11, it can never be forgotten.
Of the nearly 3,000 people killed on 9/11, 343 were firefighters. In the years since, an additional 182 have passed away because of diseases caused by the toxic dust and debris in the air after the attacks. More than 1,000 others also have cancer or respiratory problems.
And one of the most inspiring moments in the wake of tragedy:
One of my 9/11 traditions is to read Ari Fleischer's Twitter feed of what occurred as he traveled with the President. If you haven't read this account, it's worth your time.
6:30am: Since we were on the road at the Longboat Key Resort in Sarasota, FL and there was no senior staff meeting, I slept in until 6:30, instead of the usual 5:00am in DC. It was a stunningly beautiful day. POTUS would leave at 8:30 for a reading event at a local school.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 11, 2018