The devastating events of Sept. 11, 2001, shook the United States to its core and sparked immediate and consequential actions to protect American lives.
The commission released a series of recommendations, many of which were adopted quickly, to tighten security and improve interdepartmental information sharing and coordination.
We are just now beginning to emerge from a pandemic that has already claimed more than 600,000 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, spouses, friends, neighbors and co-workers in the United States alone.
Abroad, Covid-19 continues to kill thousands of people a day and infect hundreds of thousands more.
Health care workers are grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder and the strain on our families, our children and our economy has been enormous.