I had the privilege of going to the 9-11 Memorial in New York last year. On this day of remembrance I wanted to share some of the pictures that I took. Seeing the photos really doesn’t do justice to the experience of being there. The pictures of the twisted metal of the buildings, as well as the fire trucks do not begin to impart the feeling of anguish and heartache that one feels while standing only feet from them.


Who doesn’t remember exactly where they were when they watched the horrible site of the airplanes plowing into the Twin Towers and them crashing to the ground spewing rubble and dust for blocks? Pictures of people in the middle of the devastation crying and running for their lives are scattered throughout the memorial. Pictures of those that lost their lives in the World Trade Center fill the walls, and the enormity of the loss of life hits you like a sledgehammer.


I remember well how the country rallied in prayer vigils. Pride in our United States and everything we stand for was in the hearts and minds of everyone. Churches were filled and people assembled to pray for strength and comfort. It’s too bad it takes a tragedy of such enormity to bring people back to the loving embrace of our Lord and Savior. Our Christian heritage is under attack like never before. My prayer is that we will remember how we came together as one nation under God on that fateful day and embrace our Christian roots once more.

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