911 Their Blood Still Speaks
There is one promise we must keep as individuals and as a nation to the 2,996 people who died on 911, including 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers, "no day shall erase you from the memory of time."
Their blood still speaks to us.
President Bush left a Florida classroom and that night spoke to the nation and the world these powerful words,
"Today our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature, and we responded with the best of America, with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could."
Indeed people from all walks of life and places descended on New York to help. People did what they could because our nation rises to any challenge. Millions of dollars were raised for families who suffered from the attack. Long lines of people wanting to give blood were standard.
Today, as we looked back on September 11, 2001, our heroes' blood still speaks to us. Do not only what will fix a broken world but also makes it better.
Each act of kindness is the fine-tuning of America's voices. With each act of love, we create meaning out of chaos and harmony from noise and reveal how each is part of a national symphony that sings our Creator. When we do this, our Creator is no longer hidden but shines through each act of love.
The worst of human nature unleashed America's best to build a better world that honors those who died on 911. It also makes our Creator visible.
God bless America!