I could not help but notice the absolute grief on the faces of Michele Obama and Laura Bush. Laura was visibly crying as the cameras panned over to where they were standing with their husbands.
Seeing the names listed along the very long edges where the pools of the Ground Zero memorial stands, makes us realize how many were lost - close to 3,000, when maniacal religious terrorist Muslim zealots used airplanes as missiles and crashed them into the two towers of the World Trade Center and into the Pentagon. The last plane, on that fateful day, in which the heros of Flight 93 fought back and caused the place to crash before reaching its intended destination was the first American effort to fight back against the terrorist cowards. The lives saved on that day by the courageous efforts of the passengers on Flight 93 cannot even be calculated. It is truly satisfying to see the word "deceased" across the face of Osama Bin Laden at the end of one of the 9/11 documentaries.
But the war on terrorism continues to this day. Our brave military will do the work necessary to wipe them out. It will happen, one day. If not by our military strength, then by God's hand when He chooses to send Jesus Christ at the culmination of all history.
We will never forget all of those innocents who lost their lives on 9/11/01. We will keep their loved ones in our thoughts and prayers, asking God to continue to comfort them.
We continue to pray for protection from all evil.
Our Father, who art in heavenMay God bless our nation - the United States of America.
Hallowed be thy Name
Thy Kingdom come
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day
Our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory now and forever. Amen.