11 years after the attacks on September 11, 2001, family and friends will return to the site to mourn and remember their loved ones
It happened on another Tuesday morning, on another picture perfect blue-sky day, exactly 11 years ago. Two hijacked airliners creased the sky as New York was waking up and going to work — and changed all our lives forever. Today, as they have for 10 years already, friends and loved ones of the victims will return to scene of Osama Bin Laden’s monstrous crime to mourn, to cry, and — most of all — to remember. The forecast calls for a mirror image of that fateful morning when the city’s mightiest towers were knocked down — more blue skies and lots of tears. Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.” –President George W. Bush September 11, 2001.