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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11 Commemoration for the Eleventh Anniversary

It is time to pause for a moment of silence to remember all who were lost on September 11, 2001, and all who have suffered from those losses. A moment to remember how life was on September 10, 2001, and how our world and worldview changed the following day, a crisp fall day with pristine blue skies that was torn asunder by humanity's penchant for inhumanity.

[Silence observed]

I remember in the days following the events of 9/11 the clear blue skies without the faintest con trails of aircraft as all flights in the US were cancelled. You don't know how accustomed you are to a sight until it is entirely gone. I remember the first sound of a flying machine I heard afterwards and how I paused, breath held, until it faded in the distance without impacting some building and exploding. I remember that sense of innocence lost (along with the general horror of those days), realizing we now knew a different way in which everyday objects could be used as manned missiles.

Here is a link to a commemoration beginning in New York City at 8:30 AM today: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1378137/events/1174227

For all those suffering today as they remember the events of 2001, I stand with you and pray for you on this difficult day. You are not alone.

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