This weekend America will observe the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, 2001. Though a decade has now passed since that day of fire, America has not forgotten the heroes that died that died to save others. The terrorists sought to suppress the American Spirit and dismantle the American way of life. They failed. A sense of unity and resolve settled in the American Psyche, as a new generation of Americans saw first hand how fragile our freedoms truly are, and how important it is to defend them against those who wish to undermine them.
Since September 11th, 2001 thousands of Americans have fought, and many have died, in the defense of our Nation. Still thousands more resolved that they would not be part of the generation that watched America fade into the pages of history. A determined and ruthless enemy still lurks around the world, seeking to steal, kill and destroy; however, a vigilant America stands ready to meet them, and to defeat them. There have always been enemies of human liberty, and they have always attacked America. They attack us because we are freedom’s defender, and we present the greatest obstacle in the way of terrorists, tyrants and totalitarians.
As we reflect on this tenth anniversary of the attack on America, let us resolve to win the war of liberty v. tyranny. This war manifests itself on three primary fronts: the spiritual realm, the political arena and the physical battlefield. Americans must rise to fight on all three fronts. We must return to embrace the founding Judeo-Christian principles that led to human freedom, articulate a vision of America that maintains our tradition of limited government and maximum freedom and defeat the terrorists and their allies all around the world.
I call on each of you to preserve the legacy of the men, women and children who died on September 11th, 2001, and the thousands more who have died defending liberty since that day. I ask you to preserve this legacy by helping your neighbor in need, volunteering with local charities and engaging the culture to promote a vision of America that preserves human freedom. Above all, let us remember that Jesus Christ is the Author of Liberty, and the One who came that we might be “free indeed” (Gal. 5:1). Only by embracing His Truth can we be truly free, and in His Name can we be truly united as a nation again. In the words of Todd Beamer, a young father who died trying to take back Flight 93 from the terrorists, “let’s roll.” Let’s get serious about preserving America, thus preserving the legacy of lives lost on that September morning.
May God Bless You All. May God Bless the United States of America.