Sunday, September 11, 2011
I remember that day ten years ago so very well. I remember where I was when I heard, my reaction, and my utter disbelief as I watched the television screen shortly thereafter. Who could ever forget?
Ten years later, as images cross the screen or survivors discuss the experience, the sadness is just as real as it was then. In some ways it seems deeper. The word I've found myself using lately is "haunting." Hearing about it, seeing it, feeling it is haunting--still.
Americans remain strong, determined to continue building, refusing to cower in fear. We remain vigilant with an awareness that there are enemies who seek our destruction. We've become humbled by the knowledge that there are men and women who are daily sacrificing their freedom to preserve ours and secure it for others.
Ten years later, we remember those who died, heroes who helped others survive, and families that still mourn. We will never forget, but we're Americans, so we will also never stop moving forward. Let us do so in faith.
Here's the video tribute I showed my students Friday.
God bless America, and may America bless God.