Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A SERVICE OF REMEMBERANCE ON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

September 11, 2001 changed the world. But how? Did September 11, 2001 change the world into a place of hate, fear, and revenge? Did the day so overcome us with anger that we hate simply because of skin color, creed, or nationality? Is this the true legacy of September 11, 2001? It cannot be.

It is true that September 11, 2001 forever changed the world that we live in. But let’s not allow other people to decide how September 11, 2001 changed the world. Let’s decide again today that September 11, 2001 was a day that taught us about true sacrifice and service. Let’s decide today that September 11, 2001 was a day that taught us about true greatness.

On the 10th Anniversary of the attacks, Sure Foundation reflected on Jesus’ words in Mark 10:42-45 in a service of remembrance. There Jesus teaches us about true sacrifice, true service, and true greatness. We see those same values in the men and women who responded to the attacks on 9/11. These are the same values we want to instill in ourselves and in our children.

There were two moments of silence during the service. The moments of silence took place 10 years to the minute of when each of the World Trade Center Towers fell. We used those moments to reflect on both the true sacrifice and the true greatness that we see in Jesus, in the heroes of 9/11, and how we want to reflect that in our own lives.

Over 50 visitors attended the emotional worship service and commemoration. The commemoration included a worship service, a presentation of an art piece entitled “The Hand that Rescues” from local Artist Geoff Lupo to FDNY’s Jason Alonte, and a Question and Answer session with Jason Alonte about life in New York City’s Fire Department.

See 9/11 Memorial Service Pictures