Fort Benning remembers 9/11
By Natalie Fultz
FORT BENNING, GA – Soldiers and civilians gathered at Fort Benning Wednesday to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, claiming the life of nearly 3000 people.
“Though years have past and our memories are fresh with horrifying images, overwhelming suffering and inexplicable evil. We remember and offer our humble gratitude this morning for common people who became heroes,” a Fort Benning chaplain says.
September 11 sparked the past 12 years of war that has claimed the life of thousands of Fort Benning soldiers.
“Remember our fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who since Sept. 11 had paid the ultimate sacrifice and taken the fight against this brutal murderous enemy,” General McMaster says.
During the War on Terror, America overthrew Saddam Hussein and liberated Iraq. Men and women have yet to shy away from wanting to defend the country.
“If you joined our army since September 11, please stand up,” Gen. McMaster says.
“I remember when I was a kid I saw September 11 on the news. I just wanted to join to help out America,” Dylan Cornelius says.
Civilians came out to join in on the remembrance at the National Infantry Museum sharing their thoughts on September 11 and the War on Terror.
“I just felt sorry for all those people, and I couldn't see there was any point in it. What did those people gain that did it? They haven't gained a thing,” Robert Kelley says.