We Say a Prayer in Remembrance

On this 8th anniversary of the Islamic terrorist attacks on America, September 11, 2001, we say a prayer for the families of the victims from attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the heroes on Flight 93, headed for Washington D.C., which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

On that fateful morning 8 years ago, Christian Coalition of America staff was beginning to gather for our daily prayer service in our Capitol Hill office and preparing to offer up prayers for the events taking place already in New York City.  From one of the huge picture windows in Christian Coalition's conference room, the staffers already present saw a plane pass closely by, heading in the direction of the Pentagon.  Moments after beginning our prayer service, we were told to evacuate the building.  None of us will ever be able to forget that horrible day.

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Coalition Guest Commentary - Sen. Mitch McConnell: We Will Never Forget

Editor's Note: On this 8th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9-11, Christian Coalition of America features the U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's words spoken on Wednesday, which honor the heroes of Flight 93 and reflect on the events of September 11, 2001.



It is an honor to be here today with family members of the brave heroes of Flight 93, whose important place in history will now be forever memorialized here.  We will never forget their sacrifice, nor the sacrifices of so many others on that sad day.

In the life of a nation, some moments are worth remembering. Others are impossible to forget. September 11, 2001, is both. With each passing year, the day becomes more distant, but the memories do not.

Obama administration putting any veterans on the terrorist watch list is a disgrace

Most of us Vietnam war veterans, and many other Americans, are appalled at Barack Obama's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) putting out a so-called terrorist "watch list" this week which includes pro-lifers -- the natural enemy of such a radical pro-abortion administration -- but equally as bad, includes American veterans.

Yet, this is an administration which is headed by an individual who began his political career in the home of his friend, Bill Ayers, an unrepetent terrorist, whose associates committed murder against innocent Americans as part of their left-wing anti-America and anti-war activities.

Those of us who are also members of the American Legion, almost 3 million strong, are encouraged that the leaders of the American Legion are demanding a meeting with Obama's head of the DHS, Janet Napolitano, who was an extreme left-wing governor before selected as Obama's "security" chief.

On today's front page of 'The Washington Times," the national commander of the American Legion, David K. Rehbein, was quoted as saying: "I think that it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are." He blasted Napolitano's new "security" assessment report entitled: "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Polticial Climate Fueling Resurgence and Recruitment."

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