This week marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist bombing of America.
It is right and it is just and it is fitting to recall this anniversary.
Everett suffered a double loss that day with the deaths of James and Mary Trentini, residents here for many years who died on the first airliner to smash into the Twin Towers.
The 9/11 tragedy is the first time in modern American history when our nation was directly attacked, when thousands of innocents perished at the hands of maniacal terrorists determined to bring our society down.
They brought down the Twin Towers in New York City.
They exploded a part of the Pentagon.
They were thwarted by Americans who fought back until a jetliner crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
The toll of firefighters and police dead in New York City as a result of the Twin Towers coming down as first responders heroically gave up their lives to save others trapped inside those doomed buildings is one of the most unforgettable instances of selfless sacrifice that our generation has experienced.