Twenty years ago, Americans of all walks of life banded together in a show of unity as our nation was attacked.

In one of the darkest moments in our history, our first responders, military service members and everyday people across the country demonstrated what it means to act in service of others.

Today we pause to remember those who lost their lives and to honor every American who stepped up for their fellow citizens in the hours, days, weeks, months, and years following the tragic events September 11, 2001.

To those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, we remain eternally grateful. We will never forget.