HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Today marks 16 years since our country endured a horrible act of aggression, the kind of terrorism which changed us forever. We lost lives and buildings crumbled. Fear engulfed us, but for only a short period of time. We became stronger and better as a nation. That horrible attack only succeeded in throwing up a temporary road block, but we have since crossed that obstacle. But the pain is still there, and we would like to say thank you to the everyday heroes and first responders who put their lives on the line then and now. Today we say thank you and we will never forget 9/11.