I think each one of us can remember what we were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001 and the girls reminisced this morning. We are in San Antonio, Texas to play UTSA tonight, and this morning, at breakfast, the T.V. in the breakfast room aired the memorial taking place in Shanksville, PA where Flight 93 crashed eight years ago today. The girls watched intently as they also quietly discussed where they were on September 11th, how old they were, some mentioning stories of family members or friends. September 11, 2001 changed everyone in America. For months we were more aware of our freedoms, those who sacrificed for us to help us maintain those freedoms, and those who died for freedom, or whose deaths forced us to remember what this great country stands for.
As a team and coaching staff, we want to say that in honor of 9/11, we are grateful for this great nation and all those, both at home and abroad, who understand the importance of our free nation, and do things great and small to help maintain the freedoms we have. May we continue to live lives of integrity and courage to maintain the intangible and tangible things America provides the way for us to have.