It’s hard to imagine but today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people — more than 400 were police officers, firefighters and first responders. September 11, 2001 — 9/11— stands as the deadliest foreign attack in the United States.
Many of us can remember exactly where we were when that first plane hit the twin towers. Some of us have very personal memories of family or friends impacted by the attacks. One thing that stands out for me is how our communities across the country came together in a display of profound patriotism. We faced uncertainty and stood in the face of adversity, and ultimately came out more resilient. The same could be said for how we’ve pulled together these past 18 months in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, which as we know, continues.
As September 11, 2001, becomes more of a memory, history is still being made each day by all of us. By the way we live our lives. By the way we conduct ourselves in difficult times. By how willing we are to put the needs of others before our own. I could not be more proud of how our organization shows up and does this each and every single day as we live out our mission- “At HCA Healthcare and HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life”.
On this 20th anniversary, we take a moment to pause and reflect as we forever honor the memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.