September 11 marked the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Governor Mike Parson of Missouri gave a speech on the 9/11 attack.
Honor The Emergency Workers
Early on in the speech, Governor Parson honored the emergency workers such as the firefighters, policemen, first responders. They all came together to help rescue people in the Twin Towers.
We honor and remember our firefighters, law enforcement officers, first responders, and Americans – from all walks of life – who risked their own lives and made the ultimate sacrifice, without hesitation, to help their fellow Americans.
Confront The Challenges
As he was getting near the end of the speech, Governor Parson said that the 9/11 attack has reminded us to stand up to terrorism and face the challenges we have.
The courage, resiliency, and bravery demonstrated on that day reminds us to stand tall in the face of terrorism and always rise to confront the challenges we face.
A Beacon Of Hope
Governor Mike Parson said that the United States is a beacon of hope to other countries and that we all need to unify together to protect our freedom.
In the United States, we are strong and remain a beacon for hope and freedom because we refuse to unlearn the lesson these American heroes taught us: Our freedom may be shared but so is our obligation to defend it. 
If you want to read the full speech, go here.