Thursday is September 11, Patriot Day.
On September 11, 2001, four planes were hijacked. The hijackers deliberately flew three of the planes into three important buildings, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. The fourth crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The loss of life and damage that these hijackings caused from the biggest act of terrorism ever on United States soil. Nearly 3000 people died in the attacks.
May all of us remember with love and compassion this day.
May we grieve with those who still mourn,
And share memories with those who cannot forget.
May we draw strength from those who bravely responded,
And gave their lives to save others.
May we stand with strangers who became neighbors that day,
And remember their generosity and hospitality.
Above all God may we remember your faithfulness
And learn to trust in your unfailing love. Amen