My hope is that we never, ever forget what happened on what started out as a crystal-clear, azure-blue-sky day we who were alive experienced as September 11, 2001. And let’s not varnish over who committed this unspeakable act of murderous barbarism, and why, in the name of political correctness.

Let us not forget the 2,977 innocents who were slaughtered by Islamist extremists, nor forget their families who have had to endure for these past ten years the horror, grief and sadness of their loss. We must teach our children this fact and the magnitude of this loss so that it will never, ever happen again in our nation.

There are no amount of remembrances, tributes and memorials that will bring back a single person loss to the attack. There is no amount of revisionist history or second-guessing that will have saved a single soul. The loss of these unsuspecting victims — working men and women, the heroic police and fire personnel who charged into burning buildings to save them, and those truly heroic passengers on United flight 93 who fought back against those who were bent on sacrificing them should be a tragic lesson to us all to remain vigilant and to realize that there are those in the world who hate us beyond description. And those individuals and groups do not care if they kill innocent civilians in the pursuit of their goals.

I am sure that the victims of this despicable terrorist act, a modern day, barbaric, Kamikaze sneak attack, rest with God and that they look from the great beyond approvingly at their flesh-and-blood loved ones who have tried the best to continue on with their lives. God bless each and every one of them.

May God give eternal rest and peace to the souls of our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, husbands, wives, friends, neighbors and loved ones who perished on that fateful day in 2001. They did not deserve such a fate.

May we American NEVER forget.

God Bless America!