Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Moment of Pause: Remembering 9/11

Guest blogger: Drew DeBerry, Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture

Today is one of the darkest anniversaries in the history of our great nation. The shock of watching New York City’s Twin Towers fall at the hands of cowardly terrorists continues to weigh heavy on our hearts.

The nightmare is even more horrific for those families who lost loved ones at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

Nine years after 9/11, the fallout of hatred lingers as we watch religious intolerance unfold at Ground Zero, in Florida and in our neighborhoods. Understandably, the wounds remain deep and painful.

I ask all Americans and our friends around the world today to please take a moment to remember our fallen heroes, their families and the children who must grow up in a confusing, post-9/11 world.

Today, let’s harness humility instead of hatred. Let’s remember with uncluttered clarity. Let’s pray for a more peaceful world for our children.

God bless America, God bless our fallen and God bless our troops. We will never forget 9/11.

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