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9/11 Remembered

posted on: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

September 11th!

 

This is a difficult day. On the one hand it’s a day I want to celebrate: it’s my husband’s birthday and I’m so grateful that he’s alive, and he’s mine. But on the other hand, it’s a day filled with pain and a memory we all wish we never had. September 10th, we were innocents. We walked around unaware that danger was only hours away…and then on the morning of September 11th, we became naked, vulnerable…we became familiar with fear and terror. I remember where I was, how I was, why I was where I was – – I think we all do. So today, let us remember the families of all those precious people lost on that day.

 

We will never forget.

 

Let us find hope in the strength of character that caused the fire fighters and police men and women to selflessly and bravely swim upstream while every one was running the other way. “No greater love has any man shown than to lay down his life for his friends.”

We will never forget.

 

Sad to say, the tentacles of that day sting us still. There are rescue workers who are battling lung diseases, cancers, and many other illnesses because when faced with the choice to stay in a toxic environment or leave a brother or sister behind, THEY STAYED! They put their lives, health and futures on the line, to save many.

 

We thank you and we will never forget.

 

To the service men and women who were dispatched to all corners of the earth, and continue to fight to secure our freedom and security… we honour you and we will never forget you. And for the rest of us who live a little more cautiously, pained by all that happened that awful day: let us put our trust in God, and ask HIm to protect us and heal our land, so we can live a little more peacefully in the knowledge… that HE will never forget US.

 




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