Today is a somber day in America as we remember the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks which occurred sixteen years ago today in New York City and in a rural field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The anniversary of the attacks causes us to pause as we pay tribute to those who lost their lives that day, and to the service men and women who worked tirelessly to help bring peace and comfort in a situation pierced with terror. We will never forget.
We also reflect on the ability Americans have to come together during times of tragedy, and the how we work to create a legacy of hope after life-altering events. This was clear on 9/11, and it is certainly evident today as we watch ordinary men and women step up to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. To those in Houston and Florida, our thoughts are with you as you begin to piece your lives back together.
We are proud of our country’s ability to be brave in the face of fear, to persevere when it seems impossible, and to support strangers like neighbors when we see someone in need. Today, Compass remembers.