Patriot Day message

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jefferson James-Dorsey
  • 911th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Today marks 17 years since the tragic attack on our nation Sept. 11th, 2001. Not only is this a time to remember the victims and keep their loved ones in our thoughts, but also to reflect on what it means to serve as members of this country’s incredible military force. 

The acts of 9/11 changed our country’s landscape, not only with the skyline of New York, the terrain of a field in Pennsylvania, and the halls of the Pentagon in Virginia, but the environment in which we all live. It awakened a sense of duty for many Americans. Some felt the call to service and millions were inspired to join our Armed Forces, likely even some of our own colleagues.

As the world observes this solemn anniversary, find time to honor this Patriot Day. Don’t focus on the terror enacted by our enemies, but on the service and sacrifice of true heroes from then and now. Every one of us has a role in that as we remain vigilant and mission ready as Steel Airmen.