September 11th seemed to come out of nowhere this year. And it’s on a Tuesday, like it was in 2001. I wish that in the 11 years since the attacks that I had gained some insight or wisdom about it all, but I haven’t. Instead, I find that I feel a lot like I did last year on this day: quiet, and thankful, and worrisome.
To mark this day, I am going to read the names of those killed in the attacks on September 11th, 2001, and pray for their families. Hopefully they have found some wisdom or peace in all of this. (You can read the list here.)
And of course, I have to give my heartfelt thanks to those who fight for our freedom and their families. My thoughts are with you.
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children” - President George W. Bush, November 2001.*