Keesler Prepares to Honor 9/11 Anniversary

At a program Wednesday morning, Brigadier General Patrick Higby, Commander of Keesler Air Force Base, discussed the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States.

The unforgettable terrorist attacks on 9/11 induced a new sense of patriotism for many Americans, who came together during the tragedy 13 years ago. Wednesday, with unrest in many parts of the world, some wonder if the U.S. is again at risk. Wednesday, Brig. Gen. Higby explained how terrorists attacked our economic, military, and political symbols. Higby says, “They killed over 3,000 Americans that day. It was the worst single loss of life due to terrorist attacks in our nation ever, and we are still at war.”

Brig. Gen. Higby explained that terrorist attacks will not be able to stop the U.S. mission and the strength of the U.S. Constitution. Higby also says, “They thought that they were going to take America out, that we were going to stand back and let them run wild in the Middle East, and they quickly learned that ain’t gonna’ happen.”

The general clarified that the U.S. embraces diversity of cultures and thoughts and ideas, however it does not tolerate injustice and senseless killings. Higby closes, “We will continue to cherish democracy, cherish freedom, cherish diversity, and any adversary that is looking to create some sort of society that is incongruent with our constitution, that is not going to happen.”

Thursday, cities across the nation will remember the lives lost during 9/11, and the troops that are still in the Middle East today.

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