Today marks the 11th anniversary of a terrible day for our country and the world.
Even today, the aftereffects of that horrific day still impact a nation.
Traumatic events such as 9/11 help to bring into focus how fortunate we all are to live in this great country, and the blessings that we all have as a people.
I'm grateful for so much as I reflect on the blessings that I've been given.
I'm grateful for my family, friends and loved ones, and the ability to live and think and pray in a manner that I choose.
I'm grateful for this great country that we live in and those that put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe and free.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to lead this great organization and all who work to sustain a part of the very fabric of the western lifestyle and America's history.
I'm grateful for the men and women that fight daily to protect our freedoms.
Today, I'd ask that everyone take a moment to think of those that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and the families and loved ones that were impacted.
Think of our service men and women, who continually put their lives on the line daily to protect our way of life.
Lastly, I'd ask that all of us think about what's important, and take the stand to make a difference in whatever that may be personally or professionally.
May God bless you, and may God bless this wonderful country we live in: the United States of America.
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