It is hard for me to imagine that it has been eighteen years since the 9/11 attacks.  That many young millennials and children in our schools do not remember or were not even born during this grievous attack on our country.  I suppose it is how our grandparents and great-grandparents felt about Pearl Harbor and the Japanese attack there in 1941.  That those feelings, that energy, and the thoughts of this country at that time are lost. 

So in that thought, I feel it is important to reflect back on our past.  Not to dwell in it, but to remember it, be remorseful, prayerful, to learn from those times and take that with us looking forward into the future.  Maybe this is not what many people think, however I think that sometimes going through hardships, whether on a small scale or national scale pulls us together as a family, a community, and a country. 

I’m not wishing these moments in history to happen, so please don’t think that I wish ill upon anyone.  But I remember… I remember the people, the energy, and the thoughts.  I remember the flags that were flown, the men and women who joined the armed forces, the candles lit in prayer, the increased attendance of church and community gatherings; a togetherness. 

Please remember today September 11th, now Patriot Day, and all those images, thoughts and feelings.  Do not forget those that lost their lives 9/11/01, the almost 3,000 people that perished from this terroristic attack on our country. Maybe take a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. to pray for the families and survivors of this horrible tragedy.


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