On Sept. 11, 2001, 2,977 people were killed when the nation was attacked on a clear late-summer morning. As people fled the Twin Towers and surrounding area, firefighters, police officers and medical personnel rushed towards the scene and into the buildings. Their purpose was to save lives and fight fire. Many did not come out. We recognize and continue to mourn the brave heroes and victims of these attacks. We continue to keep those families who lost love ones in our hearts and minds.