Monday, September 11, 2006

God Bless America

When I see an American flag blowing in the breeze, I feel the power of our great nation in its rippling folds: The power to band together and carry on, even in the face of grave danger, as we've done so many times before.

September 11th has come around again. It has been 5 years and from signs seen and heard on TV, radio, and newspapers: we as a nation ARE healing.

I pray that the healing of post 9/11 continues and that God sends HIS blessings to ALL who have lost loved ones on this tragic day 5 years ago. May HE especially bless the children who have suffered as a result of the 9/11 tragedy.

May God bless those who have served, and those who continue to serve, our Country in the armed forces both at home and abroad. May God bless the families who have ALSO lost loved ones defending our country.

May God provide for the needs of families left behind while their loved ones go off to serve in dangerous places -- like Iraq and Afghanistan -- and may God bless these soldiers each day and bring them home safely to the ones that they love.

May God bless all who serve our country here at home: as police, firemen, coastguard, and in other important service roles.

May God bless our President Bush, his advisors, and all of the politicians who must make hard decisions in order to provide for the safety of our country and all U.S. citizens.

May God also bless the leaders of other foreign countries, like England, who are committed to fight the war against terrorism.

May God bless all people who practice the Islamic faith. May HE touch their hearts and help them to realize that violence and terror are not HIS ways. May HE give them the wisdom and courage to see through the lies of those that would use them in the name of religion to carry out the extremist Islamic terrorist agenda.

May all Americans awake each day and be thankful for all that we have. May God bless us and help us to PUT FIRST what really matters -- our famiies, our loved ones, our friends, and fellow countrymen. May HE help us to continue to strive to serve and give to others, each and every day, as so many did in the spirit of the aftermath of 9/11.

A website has been created for anyone wishing to log on and pledge to continue to serve others and help those in need:

Why not visit today and make a pledge? We all have to work together to make America a better place, a place worthy of being called: "the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE!"

God Bless America!

(And be sure to watch President Bush's address to the nation this evening!!!!! )

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