Today is the eighteenth anniversary of 9/11. A day we will never forget when terrorists attacked our great nation killing nearly 3000 people and forever changing America. To this day there are still first responders that suffer from ailments they contracted while saving lives and searching for survivors. New Zealand Firefighters came together to perform a Haka, a Maori dance that is a great honor.
“New Zealand firefighters performed a powerful haka in Auckland on Wednesday to honor the 9/11 first responders.
The group was filmed in their service uniforms in two rows as they performed the Maori tradition.
A crowd of dignitaries and other firefighters dressed in their operational gear and were seen watching on.
Hakas are generally performed as a sign of great respect and are often presented at funerals, celebrations or sporting events.”
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“More than 200 firefighters also climbed the stairs of the 328-meter-high Sky Tower in memory of the 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks.
A memorial service took place before they climbed the tower.”
“For every American who lived through that day, the September 11 attack is seared into our soul,” Trump said during a ceremony at the Pentagon. “It was a day filled with shock, horror, sorrow and righteous fury.”
He added: “For the families who join us, this is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss. It’s the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over: the last kiss, the last phone call, the last time hearing those precious words ‘I love you’.”
“Since September 11, nearly 6 million young men and women have joined the United States armed forces. They have crossed seas, climbed mountains, trekked through deserts and rushed into enemy compounds to face down the threat of radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump said during his speech at the Pentagon. “Nearly 7,000 service members have laid down their lives to protect our home, our flag and our American way of life.”
“American freedom,” he says “survives only because there are patriots willing to sacrifice everything in its defense.”
This such a nice thing of the Fire Fighters to do and Trump’s speech is also very touching. We must never forget that there people out there that are capable of evil and must be stopped. This is why we stand for the flag, honor our military, and the first responders that put their lives on the line for all of us.