The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Editorials

September 11, 2013

Remember the courage

The nation will pause today to remember the horrible terrorist attacks made on the United States on this date in 2001 and the unforgettable acts of heroism that followed.

Locally, members of Danville’s Veterans of Foreign Wars plan a short ceremony for 7:30 this morning at the post.

The day has become more than just a day to remember, however. Now often referred to as Patriot Day, Sept. 11 has become a day to remember those — such as the police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians — who run toward a dangerous situation to provide protection and care.

Others have launched efforts to make the day one where Americans of all walks of life volunteer to help others, to provide service without a thought toward compensation. There certainly are plenty of opportunities to do that around the Vermilion County area, from helping at schools to assisting the elderly and many other options in between.

The important point is to remember the day in some significant way, to remember those who died after terrorists took control of those jetliners and to honor those who died amid the rubble of the World Trade Center as they were trying to help those in need.

America remains strong while most of those responsible for the attacks now are gone and their influence diminished.

It’s important we never forget the sacrifice and the courage exhibited on Sept. 11, 2001.

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