Eight years ago our nation was shocked into a horrible reality, and that realization cost us thousands of lives. We were introduced to terrorism, up close and personal, in a way that heretofore was only seen on television in places halfway around the world.

Let us never forget what happened to the USA that day, or how we came together to support one another as a result. May we remember the men and women who lost their lives doing the day to day things that we so often take for granted. Surely they had no idea that 9/11/01 would be their last.

In recognition and in memory of this terrible anniversary, I suggest we count our blessings and ask God for wisdom in how we can make this world a better place.