This Monday marks the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. It is one of the most significant events to happen in our life time. The coordinated suicide attack was launched by a terrorist organization with no real military objectives and included our largest city-our nation’s Capital, as one of the targets. The only real goal was to kill as many Americans as possible. Since 9/11 America has launched a “global war on terrorism” that is still ongoing today. President Trump recently signed into law, authorization legislation for a Global War on Terrorism Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. Please take the time to remember the ordinary citizens that 16 years ago, rose to the challenge and responded with extraordinary acts of courage. We should also pay tribute to the men and women in uniform who keep us safe, fighting terrorism around the world today.