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September 13, 2013

Chaplain thoughts

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“Time is passing.” Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting Sept. 11, 2001.”

~George W. Bush

On Nov. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush said, “Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting Sept. 11, 2001. 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.”

This week as we reflect on that tragic day in our national history, we are ever mindful of the price of freedom. For those of us in uniform, every day is a “day of remembrance.” We not only lost many heroes on that fateful day, but thousands of others have died or been permanently injured defending our freedom from that attack. If you have not done so, take some time to stop and pray for the countless families that have had their lives forever changed because of 9/11. We can all do something to honor the families whose loved ones made a sacrifice for our nation: look for opportunities to help those families, give to programs like the Wounded Warrior Project, volunteer at the VA, send a thank you card, take some baked goods to a police or fire station. Find a way to give back to those who have given so much!

Blessings from above …

 

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