Never Forget: Remembering September 11th
As we all venture to work today, we all have one thought on our minds…today is September 11th. The words are enough to give you chills as we all think back 13 years ago when 3,000 innocent lives were taken, 400 of which were emergency services personnel. Everyone can remember where they were, how they felt, and the tragedy they witnessed….a true terrorist attack. Four airliners, hijacked, carrying out suicide attacks against the United States. In that moment, everything about being an American changed.
Loved ones phoned families with last words knowing this was the end. One passenger, Thomas Burnett Jr., told his wife over the phone “I know we’re all going to die. There are three of us who are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.” Touching stories such as Thomas’s are breathtaking. Do we truly realize how many people were affected by these attacks? Filmed stories, such as the ones in the video below, bring tears and realization to our hearts. It’s not just a piece of history; it’s a traumatic memory still alive and affecting American’s today.
It’s hard to find words to say or write after viewing that video. After the attacks the rubbish lay. As reflecting all that was lost. As emergency and clean-up crews began sorting through the debris, pieces of hope were found, much like The Ground Zero Bible. The story behind the piece brings an overwhelming gut-wrenching emotion.
This war of September 11th isn’t over. Our military continues to fight for our freedom today in battles shaped by the attacks on that sunny Tuesday morning thirteen years ago. We must remember the troops and our fallen 9/11 heroes and stand united as Americans. Recently, the 9/11 memorial museum has opened its doors. Click Here to take a virtual tour of the family room filled with mementos and remembrances of those lives that were claimed as a result of the attacks.
As we continue our daily routines, let’s stop to pay tribute to the lives lost on September 11th. Now and forever we will remember the heroes and the families affected by these attacks. May God Bless each of you as we pray today. Please take this time to honor those who died, those who have served, and those who carry on.