On this day two years ago, the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Today, in East Texas, there were prayers for the victims of 9-11; and the resolve to be better prepared, and to not take any day for granted.
"I think it will be a reminder to us all of how important our families are and how we need to work together as a a team." said Sarah Long, who took time out of the day to remember.
This day will forever be a reminder and a chance to look forward. Where we've been, and where we're going.
"It's a tragedy and a sign of unity all at the same time because it brought our nation together like it hasn't been in a generation," said Chris Moore of the Tyler Police Department.
From the new generation's Pearl Harbor, many folks are making 9-11 a chance to look inward, and to become grounded in what's important.
"Personally what it means to me is having a closer walk with the Lord, and life is precious and take advantage of that, and more than that just thankful to be in a free country," said Harvey Tanner.
"I think we're doing right. If it were one of my family members there, I'd want justice and i would want them to fight as hard as they could," said Ramona Gonzalez.
With a prayer, these folks resolve to never forget, and always be on guard.