September 11 each year is set aside as Patriot’s Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day, Americans across this great Nation are called to volunteer in their local community in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first-responders, and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom.
To support, memorialize and visualize this tragic day in American History, Mission Transition Founder and Board Chairman Bo DePeña, President and Director Natalie DePeña and son Phoenix traveled to New York City to join our great Nation in commemorating and remembering 911, reflecting Mission Transition’s commitment to our veterans and first responders. While there, the DePeña’s were fortunate to have the opportunity to visit the original Twin Towers sites, the 9/11 memorial, and museum. While touring the almost completed World Trade Center (WTC) Tower, atop its observation deck on the 100th Floor, the DePeña experienced a breathtaking view of New York City’s five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Is.), the statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island, which welcomed some our nations greatest forefathers.
Most Americans probably vividly recall exactly what they were doing on September 9, 2001. Some may not; however, we as a Nation should never forget that some 2750 people were killed in New York, 184 at the Pentagon, and 40 in that field in Pennsylvania, following a series of airline hijacking and suicide attacks committed by 19 militants. More than 400 police officers and firefighters were also killed in those attacks.
Even to this day, many of our first-responders continue to be afflicted with PTSD and require medical care and assistance. At Mission Transition, Our Mission is to help our military veterans and first-responders overcome the effects of PTSD as well as to provide assistance and support in their time of need from our “Camp Transition” Location in Real County, Texas.
Note: The flag in the picture flying at Freedom Tower is the original flag flown at Twin Towers