Saturday, September 11, 2010

In Memoriam 09/11/2001

For those who remember, on this day 3,000 of our fellow Americans, who had committed no crime and harmed no one, were murdered by a band of barbarous terrorists who were convinced that paradise would be there's if they slaughtered the "infidel". But this journal is not about the murderers, it's about those 3,000 people who died.

They were innocent. They had done nothing to nobody. Yet, they were murdered.

Many said they weren't innocent. A college professor wrote an essay that compared them to the infamous Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann, and their killers didn't see them as innocent because they were "non-believers". But they were innocent, just ordinary men and women who were doing their jobs, oblivious to the hell that was about to be unleashed.

We must never forget them. They still need us. They need us to never forget what transpired, to honor their memory. They need us to pray for their souls so they may enjoy the bliss of heaven, and they need us to make sure such a massacre may never happen again.

Father, hear us as we pray for those who died on this terrible day. Bring then into your heavenly abode that they may praise you with all the angels and saints who have done your will throughout the ages. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis Dómine;
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace.

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