Monday, September 11, 2006

Never Forget

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." --John 15:13

When I think of September 11th, I remember two things the most. I remember that so many people were willing to give their lives to save or protect others, and I remember that the entire United States Congress stood on the steps of the Capitol building and sang "God bless America."

My prayer today is that the Lord would comfort and support those who grieve on this day of remembrance; that the children of America would be taught to be honest, courageous individuals willing to defend our unalienable rights-- patriots in a thinking sense and not jingoists; that the Lord would send statesmen and not politicians to lead us; that our military and others fighting for freedom in foreign lands would come home triumphant; and that none would use liberty as an occasion to sin.

Donna-Jean is planning to post something about September 11th each day this week.

Here is a series of essays written to educators after 9/11.

And the complete text of President Bush's State of the Union address eleven days after 9/11.

Here is a speech he gave five days ago which details some of the progress the U.S. has made in the last five years.

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