The American Heroes of 9-11-01

They'd Showed The Strength Of Freedom

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Lt. Col. Oliver North celebrates the American heroes who fought back against evil on 9-11-01, and showed the world that the cornerstone of America is freedom. It unites us and makes us exceptional— it inspires us to be heroic.

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On 9-11-01, 2,996 of our countrymen were lost to an act of terror.

But the perpetrators ultimately failed because they didn’t account for American heroes.

Now, by definition a hero is a person who puts him or herself at risk for the benefit of another.

On 9-11-01, there were firemen, EMTs, police officers and everyday civilians who selflessly raced into burning buildings to help people they’d never met.

30,000 feet in the air, on United Flight 93, a handful of passengers fought back against the hijackers.

There were heroes everywhere, from every walk of life. People who awoke that morning and never imagined they’d soon be looking directly into the face of evil.

The events of 9-11-01 should forever remind us that athletes who set records, score touchdowns or hit home runs aren’t worthy of the same title afforded those who lay down their lives for their fellow man.

The attack that Tuesday morning failed because our enemies expected our resolve to crumble with those buildings.

They didn’t understand that America is constructed with something far more substantial than steel, brick and glass.

The cornerstone of America is freedom. It unites us and makes us exceptional— it inspires us to be heroic.

May we always cherish our freedom and may we always have heroes who defend it from evil.

God bless you, your loved ones and may he continue to bless our great country.

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