Today, September 11th, 2011, marks the 10th anniversary of the heinous terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on Flight 93.  This was devastating for our country and we, as a nation, still grieve the nearly 3,000 lives lost in those appalling terrorist attacks and share empathy with the countless individuals who have been impacted so greatly by this national tragedy.

As we remember the events of September 11, 2001, I challenge each of you to honor the memory of those individuals killed in these attacks, as well as honor the sacrifices of the first responders, military personnel and civilians who were so brave in the rescue and recovery efforts with your prayer and support.

Moreover, let us continue to honor and pray for our most brave men and women in the Military and police forces who sacrifice each day in protecting our freedoms both here in our country and around the globe.