Let this eternal flame unite our country in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and honor the brave men and women who put themselves in harm’s way to save others. The love and spirit of our grateful nation, and the hearts and prayers of our people will always be with them. – September 11th memorial at Honolulu Hale
Three years ago from this moment, four planes were crashed by terrorists. The resulting world unity, instant and sustained, was unprecedented in the history of humanity, and may never be seen again.
Even on a day where so much went wrong, God was very much at work to bring life from the ashes.
Restore our fortunes, LORD,
as streams renew the desert.
Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.
Psalm 126:4-6 (NLT)