Eleven Years ago today, we were devastated to learn America was under attack. Planes crashing into the World Trade Center twin towers in New York, the Pentagon, and another crashing into a field near Shanksville, PA.
In all of these instances, first responders were on the scene to give aid to others. The events of September 11th, 2001 were a tragedy that has affected everyone in one way or another. The World changed that day.
The events of that horrid day could have taken place in any city, in any building, or in any field. Every tragedy has one common thread – the “first responders.”
‘First Responders” arrive at the scene giving aid and comfort to others. They are present at every house fire, at every car wreck, after every natural disaster, and the list goes on and on.
Eleven years later, America is more prepared than ever, and Middle Tennessee is no exception. The First Responders are waiting. Where will their next call send them and what will be required of them?
First Responders are many. Police, Firefighters, and EMT’s first come to mind. But they are also the Red Cross, the US Military and National Guards. They are also Clergy, hospital workers, food service personnel, and a host of civic organizations.
We live in a great country. Fortunately, a great country that is full of First Responders.
And we thank them!