To all the Police Officers who spent days going above and beyond, even in extreme danger,
To the Firefighters who spent nights sifting through debris, searching for survivors and tending to wounds and injuries,
And the Military service members who stayed local defending our homeland, in addition to the ones who deployed for OIF/OEF in response to this terrible event,
You are an inspiration to millions of Americans, and a Hero to millions more.
To all 2,996 individuals who lost their lives,
Forever in our hearts you will rest, never to be forgotten, nor cast aside.
To all 6,000+ people who were injured,
Time may heal all wounds, but the wounds you suffered will last a lifetime. Bless you.
16 years may have passed – but we, the people, will always live by two words: