A special mission for the military
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lewis Holston serves as a…
At the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, The Christian Chronicle features a special package of stories:
• The war at home: To a North Carolina congregation, the troops fighting terror abroad are heroes — but so are the families left behind.
• Welcoming the fallen home: Lt. Col. Dennis Saucier, a member of the Dover Church of Christ in Delaware, serves as senior staff chaplain of the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operation.
• Soldier lets light shine — in Afghanistan: Army Staff Sgt. Jeanene Pollard discusses insurgents and answered prayers in a war zone.
• ‘Each push pin told a story’: The Chronicle’s editor remembers caring for people who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center.
• Faith sustains battalion commander: Marine Lt. Col. Mike Manning, a three-time Bronze Star Medal recipient, reflects on the strength that God provides.
• Video: Church member, eyewitness remembers World Trade Center attacks.
• Special remembrance: Pepperdine University will display 2,977 flags on campus Sunday — honoring the victims and emergency responders who died on 9/11.
• Photo essay: Images at home and abroad, 10 years after 9/11.
• PDF version: Download the full October issue of the Chronicle. (Go to our website and select “Download a copy” in the upper-right corner.)
Reader feedback: Does your congregation plan anything special to commemorate 9/11 since it falls on a Sunday? What do you remember about that day? Be sure to include your full name and home congregation in case we decide to quote you.
My perspective is different from most I guess. I have 32 & 1/2 years with the Denton, TX Fire Dept. I was standing in the TV room as we call it, I believe I could stand on those same 2 footprints if they could be seen. I saw the 1st hit & only thought that error or something else had occured then the 2nd I saw live. The 1st thing I said to myself was “Where are the kids” well they were in school.
Our day consists of many activities when not making runs & the 1st order we got was that all classes, activities etc. were immediately canceled. As time progressed we were given more orders we were to stay in our stations in lock down & only leave it to make runs, secure food & fuel.
The next Wed. night worship was dedicated to that horrible thing. I was given the opportunity to speak on behalf of the fallen firefighters.
Sanger, TX church of Christ
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