Image

9:33 AM / Monday December 6, 2021

11 Sep 2021

Message from Philadelphia NAACP President Catherine Hicks: Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
September 11, 2021 Category: Local Posted by:

For the past twenty years on 9/11, we are reminded of the 2,977 people who were killed during one of the most significant terrorist attacks in our nation’s history.

This was a national tragedy that we must never forget.  We must never forget those innocent lives lost or those who survived, but will never be the same.  We must never forget our first responders who bravely risked their lives to save fellow Americans, that they did not know.  We must never forget the many first responders and civilians, who survived but have since died or are living with health issues associated with that fateful day. And, we must never forget the families who lost loved ones and relive this day every year.  

We were a nation that stood together in solidarity as our country was under attack. Race or religion played no part in saving lives— we were one.  As a country, our leaders took significant steps around the world to combat terrorism, bring the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 attack to justice and make the world a safer place. 

However, some will question whether we as Americans are safer from further attacks.  America recently ended the war in Afghanistan, A twenty-year war, that resulted in the expenditure of hundreds of billions of dollars of U.S. taxpayer money and the loss of thousands of our U.S. soldiers lives.  Although it has been expressed how vital our assistance in training and equipping the Afghan government would be after our departure, from everything that we see on television and in the newspapers, one thing is clear, Afghanistan quickly collapsed into the hands of the Taliban.

I am hopeful that the assurances by our government, that we are safer since September 11, 2001, are true.  The one thing I am sure of as a nation, we must stay vigilant in our surveillance of terrorist groups and those organizations that support them. 

But most of all….we must never forget.

Sincere regards,

Catherine Hicks,

Image

President  

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Stateside

Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless gun bill

December 3, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — Gov. Tom Wolf followed through...

Local

Mayor Kenney Issues Statement on the Resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid

December 5, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today accepted the resignation of Commerce Director Michael...

Diaspora

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with...

Politics

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme...

Sports

Playoffs? What Do You Mean, Playoffs?

December 3, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email If we learned nothing else from Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants,...

Food And Beverage

What’s Cookin’? Vegan Southern Style Cornbread

December 2, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email Tweet Share Pin Email Related Posts What’s Cookin’: Red beans with vegan ground...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff