There are nearly 3,000 reasons we in America should not forget the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Those are the people who died as a direct result of the attacks and whose names are listed here on this page.

That list of names, in fact, continues to grow when taking into account the scores of first responders who ran into, not away from, the attack sites in an effort to save lives and even recover bodies. Now, 18 years following the attacks, those first responders are dying as a direct result of disease that has stricken their bodies.

Remember what happened. Remember those lives lost. Remember those lives being lost even today.