It was another beautiful Tuesday morning, September 11, already 11 years ago – but a day none of us will ever forget.
There was the horror of watching the planes fly into the World Trade Center over and over again, people jumping from the buildings, the towers falling, the Pentagon burning, the hole in a field in Pennsylvania.
For families of almost 3000 victims, there was the shock of losing loved ones in such a brutal and senseless series of attacks.
For so many of us, there was the personal inconvenience experienced: flights cancelled, jobs lost, plans changed.
And for all of us there was the new reality: Not only were there forces out there who hated us, but they had the capacity to hit us, here on American soil. And we suddenly knew that, because of what happened on September 11, and because of that ongoing threat, our lives would never be the same – and we would never again live in an America that seemed so free.
So, it’s important to take time today to remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day, to reflect on how blessed we are to live in this great country – and to give thanks we never again have to worry about Osama bin Laden.
That’s my parting shot for today.