Remembering 9/11/2001

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 13 years since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

I’m young enough for the events of that day to be the most impactful and poignant of my life.  I’m sure those of us not alive during the Pearl Harbor attack or when President Kennedy was assassinated would say the same.

So many things changed on that day.  Of course, thousands were killed during the attacks and many died racing in to help the hurting and endangered.  All of their families, I’m sure, still grieve in some way and I’m sure the repercussions are still felt.

A couple of years later, our country plunged head first into the War on Terror and our fellow countrymen went to serve in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Many of those didn’t make it home, or if they did, still carry the scars from their service.

Life changed that day.  Let us pause today and give thanks for our many blessings and ask for God’s continued comfort and help for those whose lives have been changed forever.