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Moment of Silence - Sept. 11th 2011 (Never Forget)

Posted on September 9, 2011 by Chris Richards

Tags: FDNY, September 11, 2001

On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States was attacked by terrorists that took the lives of nearly 3,000. During the aftermath of these horrific events, countless fire department, police department, first responders, government officials, workers, emergency medical personnel, and volunteers responded immediately and heroically to save and protect life. The Fire Department Community suffered 343 fatalities and the Law Enforcement Community suffered 72 fatalities.

The people of the United States and people around the world continue to mourn the tremendous loss of innocent life, while thousands of men and women in the United States Armed Forces remain in harm’s way defending the United States.

Today at 8:46am (and on Sunday Sept. 11th), Mythics is holding a 30 second moment of silence to mourn the loss of life and attack on our country and also to honor those who put themselves in harm’s way to defend our freedoms (at home and around the world).  We particularly thank the proud men and women of Fire Department New York (FDNY) who have been a long standing customer of ours.  It is our honor to serve FDNY, thank you to your service and sacrifice during the minutes, hours, weeks and years during and after this tragic event in American history.

Outside of all the events and politics that followed that tragic day, the event more than anything showed that Americans from all walks of life are closer (not further away) than any of us realize.  Those mutual connections, beliefs, values and a commitment to freedom and equality helped build our great nation and bind all of us together.

The ownership, management team and board of Mythics has invested in and provided all of our employees a 10th Anniversary book "One Nation - America Remembers September 11, 2001 - 10 Years Later" by Time Life Books.  While time heals wounds, we reflect on the gravity of that day and promise never to forget, to mourn those who were lost, celebrate their lives and to learn from the mistakes that led up to one of the darkest days in U.S. history.

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