Lord, today we remember the towers that once stood tall.
Today we remember the souls that were lost on those airplanes, who saw lifetimes rush before their eyes as they plummeted towards their end.
Today we remember the heroes who ran into the unknown, those who made it out and those who didn't.
Today we remember how our nation gathered together as one.
Today we remember how the flag was lowered to half-mast, but then was joined by thousands of others as Americans united beneath them.
Today we remember what our nation can be when we put aside our differences for what really matters.
Today we remember to pray for our leaders, to hug our children, to thank our soldiers, to volunteer our time, to kiss our loved ones, to give to a cause, to enjoy your creation as we offer up our praises.
Lord, today we remember that life is fleeting. Life is fragile. Life is a gift.
May we remember to live it will.