Monday, September 6, 2010

Take Time to Remember

I remember 9-11-01. I remember standing on a
school bus that afternoon
explaining to a group of high school students that their world
was about to
change forever. I remember watching the wall-to-wall coverage. I remember seeing
seasoned news correspondents break down in tears as they reported the unfolding events.

I remember the free world that mourned with us. I saw Japanese Shintos and German Catholics praying for America. I saw British citizens weep at the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace as the Royal Band played OUR National Anthem. I remember on September 14th, getting aboard the first commercial airliner to depart from KCI international after the attack. I prayed. I wept.

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, I pray our nation will remember. I pray we will remember accurately. Remember that America was the attacked; not the aggressor. America was not an arrogant nation that needed to be brought down. America is the greatest nation on Earth; the freest nation on Earth. This week, pray for her, weep for her. Remember