Gov. Nixon, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, Adjutant Gen. Steve Danner and others honored members of the armed services, emergency first responders, law enforcement officers and those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks eight years ago.
"I think every American remembers not only that moment where they were but that entire day, the blur of being attacked," Nixon tells the Missourinet.
"For many of us it was the firt time we remember being attacked, not being alive during the Pearl Harbor attacks … this is Pearl Harbor moment of our generation. It’s changed the way we think about our personal safety, our national safety, it’s changed the way our military operates."
Nixon says today is a day to not only remember, but to take a moment to pray for our troops who are in harm’s way now.