Contact: Stacey Holliday, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) reflects upon the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and challenges Americans to heed the lessons that should have been learned from the terrorist’s attacks. Thousands of lives were lost; our sense of security was taken away and we were forced to engage in an unprecedented war on terror. Let us not be so callous that we busy ourselves and ignore one of the greatest tragedies in U.S. history.
“Today marks the 5th anniversary of that horrific day which changed America forever,” said Dr. Janice Crouse, Senior Fellow of CWA’s Beverly LaHaye Institute. “We will always remember where we were when we found out that the World Trade Centers and Pentagon were targets of the Islamic regime’s wrath towards America. Glued to our TV screens, we watched in horror as flames engulfed New York City, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. We anxiously waited to hear from our loved ones, praying that we would wake up from this horrible nightmare. In the aftermath, Americans united in mourning the loss of loved ones and the sense of safety we once knew.
“The fire that was ignited in the heart of every American after 9-11 quickly extinguished. Churches were packed with newcomers for the first few Sundays following the attacks and strangers on the street exhibited a kindness and compassion unlike ever before. Unfortunately, that camaraderie quickly dissipated as each passing day took us further away from our brief revival as a nation.
“Did we not learn anything as a nation because of these tragic events? What will it take to bring our nation back to a trust and faith in God? God’s blessing and protection pours out on a people that revere and believe in Him. I pray that instead of letting this anniversary be simply a reminder of the events five years ago, we will resolve to move forward with a new sense of patriotism, unity, and faith in God.”
Click to read Dr. Crouse’s commentary on 9-11 on Human Events Online.
Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization.