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Sincerely Thank You

A 9/11 Memorial reflecting pools at night. (Amy Dreher photo) A 9/11 Memorial reflecting pools at night. (Amy Dreher photo)

We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

The 9/11 Memorial was dedicated this September for the families of those who were lost, and people from across the country and around the globe are now able to pay their respects at the World Trade Center site. It was a tremendous honor to open this place of remembrance and we continue to be inspired by the more than 500,000 people who have visited.

We are also thankful for the incredible support of people like you, who share our dedication to honoring the nearly 3,000 lives taken too soon in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The opening of the Memorial could not have happened without your generosity. We simply can't thank you enough for your commitment to this national tribute.

We are also deeply indebted to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country and its values. From our troops at home and abroad to our first responders, these individuals light even our darkest hours, and we are thankful for their sacrifice and commitment all year round.

As we come together this Thanksgiving, we are also reminded that this occasion can be a difficult one for those who are remembering lost loved ones and holidays past. Our thoughts go out to you and your families this holiday season.

By Joe Daniels, 9/11 Memorial President