Remembering 9/11/2001

Sunday is September 11, and as our thoughts turn to the tragic events in New York and Washington, D.C., let us remember those who died, their families, and the ones who still suffer as a result of the terror attacks.

“USA Today” marked the anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center by remembering its victims, both alive and dead. The article written by Melanie Eversley focused not only on one of the Port Authority officers whose life has been changed by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, but also on the fact there are many families that lost loved ones and the only recovered remains included only a few teeth or a wedding ring.

Dozens of emergency workers have been plagued with respiratory diseases after breathing the contaminated air around Ground Zero after the attack. They still require medical care for which they cannot pay. Many of them shed their tears in silence.

So, in addition to the families that have lost loved ones, let us remember those who are still trying to live with the effects of this cowardly attack. Stop and say a prayer for those who are still in pain and suffering from September 11, 2001.

The newspaper story can be found here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/10/loved-ones-survivors-still-struggle-pain-sept-11/89359192/

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2 thoughts on “Remembering 9/11/2001

  1. Though taken from a far different context, reading your words reminds me of a phrase from a hymn: “O what needless pain we bear.” What needless pain these people bear, in the sense that it didn’t have to happen. Of course, there are many “ifs” to history. But we pray they all may turn to the Lord in their suffering. Thanks for the reminder.

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