Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering Those Who Perished

Today we take time to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11 across our great country. We thank those who lost their lives trying to save those civilians who started that day as any other day and became a part of the saddest day in our country's history.

Newsday published the following prayer for the survivors of the 9/11 attacks. This is from Rabbi Sholom Stern, Temple Beth El, Cedarhurst, NY. No matter what religion you are, I think you will find truth in these words

To those who have lost loved ones in the 9/11 terrorist attack:
1) May you always believe in the resurrecting gift of memory. God willing, the goodness that was found in their lives will have a ripple effect and live on far beyond their stay on this earth and continue to exercise a refining influence on your lives.

2) May those of you who have experienced tragedy be imbued with a spirit of feeling the need to renew life to the fullest. Please try to live with the belief that although evil may have temporary victories, ultimately good will triumph over it.

To lose this hope is to lose life.

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