As we approach the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001 we should never forget the loss of 2,977 innocent American lives. Many were simply at their desks and had no idea that September 11 would be their last day on earth, while others such as our brave first responders willingly sacrificed their lives so others might live.
September 11, 2001 brought us together as a nation against the common foe of terrorism, but unfortunately today our nation is torn asunder by political strife, petty bickering, and partisanship, none of which contributes to moving our great nation forward.
I lost 27 good friends and co-workers in the Pentagon and think and pray for them and their families every day. They made the ultimate sacrifice proving with their lives that freedom truly is not free.
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California with our daughter and grandchildren. It was