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Twelve years ago, on 9/11, terrorists aimed to destroy us but our faith made us stronger

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Sept. 11, 2013: Isabella Webster and others with the Council Rock High School South band of Holland, Pa., stand during prayer at a ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

On September 11, 2013, we remember the day the towers fell, and the Pentagon burned, and a scorched earth in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

I remember the tears streaming down our faces as we continued to watch the horrific events of that tragic day unfold.

We were on our jobs, or we were at home getting ready for the day.

Whatever we were doing, when all of us heard or saw the news about the attacks on 9/11, we were stunned, sadden and cried out in grief and anguish.

Let us remember that we are still one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.

In a state of bewilderment, some of us kept hoping against hope that we were just going through some bad nightmare, hoping it would end soon and everything would be okay. But reality punched us in our gut and our souls cried out; why would someone do this?

How can people be so cruel to unleash this kind of attack on innocent people?

We remember the cowardly acts of despicable terror inflicting pain and casualties, filling our hearts with pain and misery.

We remember in the days following the attack how loved ones posted the pictures of their relatives, wives, husbands, fathers, mothers and dear friends.

We remember how they asked if you’ve seen this person please contact us.  

We remember how heroic victims in the towers managed to call their loved ones and tell them how much they loved them.

We remember how heroes on the flight that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania bravely fought against those enemies who had taken over their plane.

We remember them saying; “Let’s Roll!”

We remember how we came together as a nation united in our resolve to comfort each other and console those who lost their loved ones on 9/11.

We remember how members of Congress stood on the steps of the U.S.  Capitol, democrats, republicans and independents singing, “God Bless America. Land that I love, stand beside her and guide her through the night with a light from above.”

On this day of reflection of the September 11th terror attacks, let us remember that we are still one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.

Terrorists aimed to destroy us but our faith makes us stronger.  
Terrorists struck at the heart of our financial strength and military prowess but they could not destroy the heart of our faith.

We must remember that God crowned our good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.  

We remember!

Kelly Wright is a general assignment reporter for Fox News Channel (FNC), based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. He is also a co-host on "America's News Headquarters" on Saturdays (1:00-2:00 PM/ET). Wright previously served as a co-host on "Fox & Friends Weekend." Click here for more information on Kelly Wright