On this anniversary, we remember and honor those who gave their lives for others - the passengers who battled the terrorists and brought down the plane in a Pennsylvania field before it could reach Washington. The brave men and women who gave their lives at the Pentagon and at Ground Zero in New York City.
America is resilient. America is a nation of hope and stronger because of 9/11. We understand more than ever that freedom comes with a price. And, like the steel Cross that rose out of the ashes of the destruction at Ground Zero, the spirit of the American people continues to rise to new heights - no longer victimized by fear, intimidation, and the hate exhibited by the terrorists.
We pray for our nation - our safety - our security. Yes, there is still pain and suffering from that day ten years ago. But, we're grateful for the healing and hope that's occurred in the years following 9/11, too.