Seventeen years have passed since September 11, 2001 and the deadliest acts of terror in U.S. history.
One hundred and two minutes was all it took for 2,753 innocent individuals to lose their lives in New York City. Only to be followed by the loss of 184 individuals at the Pentagon and the 40 passengers on Flight 93.
It’s important that we keep the memories of the men and women who tragically perished alive and to remember our heroes who donned uniforms stating FDNY and NYPD. As well as recall that on a day while most were running away from the flames, there were those few who ran into danger to save lives without a thought for their own safety.
Though the days and weeks to follow were full of heartbreak, it was also a time when everyone seemed to be a little more courteous and patriotic and you were hard-pressed not to see cars waving their American Flags. These are the memories that make me proud to be American. In the wake of tragedy we all picked up the pieces and moved forward together.
Today let us remember those who are no longer with us and give thanks to all of our first responders and military members who keep us safe. Though we will never forget, it is so important that we teach our younger generations of the importance of this day and the strength with which our great nation persevered.
While many local leaders have stepped forward with the good intention of solving the homeless issue, some of the proposed solutions come with heavy consequences that would only make the problem worse. Your local state representatives have proposed legislation that will take away local control, and grow the size of government, to build large scale homeless and subsidized government housing in your backyard with your hard-earned dollars.
June 12, 2017
Mutual trust will help ensure freedom in the PacificI am an immigrant to the United States born in South Korea. My parents fled the North to escape communism. I understand the important relationship that exists between the United States and Korea. It is a history that is forged in blood and sacrifice.
May 25, 2016
O.C. supervisors honor John Wayne with a proclamationThe same day the Newport Beach City Council voted to declare May 26 as John Wayne Day in honor of the late actor's birthday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors presented a proclamation to Wayne's family commemorating his life and legacy.
9:30 AMOrange County Board of Supervisors Special MeetingA Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors will convene at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in the Board of Supervisors Hearing Room, County Hall of Administration, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, California.
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