There are likely thousands of blogs out there today re: PATRIOT DAY. But that’s not going to stop this one! Do you remember WHY we have, Patriot Day? You won’t have to think too hard – at least people who are at least 30 years old shouldn’t have to think too hard.

The date: September 11.

The event: The unthinkable.

If you do remember, do you remember where you were that morning…what you were doing? It’s still vivid. That gut-punch feeling. That helplessness. That pain and sorrow. And the quiet that followed. It was deafening. No words. Quiet thoughts. No planes.

From Time & Date: “On the direction of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the homes of Americans, the White House and all United States government buildings in the whole world. The flag should be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect to those who died on September 11, 2001. Many people observe a moment of silence at 8:46 AM (Eastern Daylight Time). This marks the time that the first plane flew into the World Trade Center.

A personal note: that was the exact time that I just stopped in front of the television news which was on, my mouth dropped wide open & tears began flowing….you just…knew.

AND TODAY – 18 years later. Nearly 3000 people died that day. Sadly, they continue to die to this day – those impacted expanded to the First Responders, who to this day are suffering the destruction of that day; physically, mentally, emotionally, as are so many families.

AND TODAY – an evolving threat: one that doesn’t use planes; it doesn’t use the airways, at least not with ‘vehicles’;

TODAY – the attacks are more clandestine, and impact millions of people.

With heavy hearts, ICMCP salutes the PATRIOTS of 9/11; we are working hard to prevent adding to those rolls. “Let’s Roll!”

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