Five years ago, on September 11, 2001, four U.S. commercial airplanes were hijacked by radical terrorists, and deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people.
Today we honor the heroism of the passengers onboard United Airlines Flight 93
, the selfless courage of New York's finest, and the memory of the innocent who were murdered when the Twin Towers fell. Today we remember. And today we strengthen our resolve.
Read the historical accounts
. Watch the footage on CNN
as it happened. Listen to the President's 2001 address to the nation
. Honor the fallen. But above all, remember.
And later, as my own remembrance of 9/11, and in honor of our many homeland heroes, I will be releasing a special new artwork. Stay tuned.