Today is a difficult day just to sit back and do a regular video for a memory of an Auction and tell you a story. The reason is due to the events that took place this past weekend in Paris France. With so many losing their lives due to the tragedy of terrorism, it did not seem appropriate to simply remember another Auction experience.
However, I do think it is okay to take time to remember. Remember what September 11. 2001 meant to you as an American. Remember where you were, what you did, and how you felt. Remember our sense of unity and patriotism that grew from that day. Remember how so any in the world stood with us, and others who mocked and laughed at our loss. To Remember that “United We Stand!”
It was no coincidence that this past Friday morning, I sat in a meeting hall in Nashville TN and heard the story of Richard Picciotto, the highest ranking New York Fire Firefighter to survive the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers. I listened intently as he told of his day and how he was between the 6th and 7th floors of the North Tower when it fell. I hung on his every word as he recounted his day, his story, and how it was nothing less than a miracle of God that he survived. From his own story, there is no reason he should have lived as 104 stories above him crushed all below him, yet he lived to climb out and tell the tale. That day, I was reminded of where I was, the things I did, and how I spent that day, but he was there! He was in the middle of it all and he lived to tell us about it.
It is those same folks who today are in Paris France who survived that we should remember. The ones today who mourn the loss of friends, family and neighbors. The ones who did not live to raise their children and love their family, who were taken by the senseless acts of terrorist.
So today, for Memory Monday, I ask you to stop and remember those today who are suffering through this most recent act. Remember how you felt after 9/11/01, and be in prayer for those who are living that very moment today over there. Remember how they stood with us, and Unite to stand with them!