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Every year on the anniversary I deeply reflect on that day, on the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives, and the countless people who lost their loved ones, who did nothing more than get on a plane or go to work.
I reflect on the amazing stories of everyday people who stepped up that day and became heroes. On the way the country came together in the days, weeks, and months that followed to donate blood, volunteer, and send money. I was so proud to be an American in the days that followed those horrible attacks, more so than ever before.
I was deeply moved by the love, prayers, and support from people all over the world who grieved with us in those moments of tragedy and later, cheered on the rebuilding effort. I get emotional whenever I see someone from another country post a picture of the beautiful new Freedom Tower and say a few kind words.
I remain forever grateful to those who did everything they could to help save lives on that day, those who sent their thoughts and love when we were hurting, and those who protected our country then and now.