This has been a year for me to remember 9/11.
Last year at this time, I was running the 1st Ever Race to Remember Half Marathon. It was a time to remember and pray for those directly impacted by the events of 9/11. You can read about it here. (I’m hoping to make this an annual event, but this year’s “race” will be held later this fall as I recover from tendonitis in my knee.)
This past fall, our family journeyed to New York City where we visited the 9/11 Memorial at the site of the Twin Towers. This was certainly a moving experience. You can read more about my experience here.
Finally this summer, Leanne and I stopped by the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA. Again, it was an experience I won’t soon forget.
As I think about today, I remember. I remember the race. I remember the visits to these two memorials. I remember what I was doing eleven years ago on a clear September day. I remember the families who lost loved ones this day. And I remember that we still live in a broken world that needs to know the love of God.
What were you doing eleven years ago? How are you spending the day? Are you doing anything special?