Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, marks the 21st anniversary of the terror attacks that claimed thousands of American lives, wounded many others and caused appalling destruction.
Americans watched in horror as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, left nearly 3,000 people dead in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The enduring power of the Sept. 11 attacks is clear: An overwhelming share of Americans who are old enough to recall the day remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news.
The importance of 9/11 transcended age, gender, geographic and even political differences.
As Americans we were all a little kinder to each other that day. We could all just look at each other and know that we were all thinking and feeling the same way.
For most who are old enough to remember, it is a day that is impossible to forget.