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"NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP... do hereby proclaim Friday, September 6, through Sunday, September 8, 2019, as National Days of Prayer and Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United States mark these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance with prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the visiting of memorials, the ringing of bells, and evening candlelight remembrance vigils. I invite all people around the world to share in these Days of Prayer and Remembrance."

Along with the house candles I put a tea candle in a rose bowl out on the front porch just after sunset. I just went out to check on it and unbeknownst to me it had lightly rained. The candle was out but the bowl had raindrops on it that looked like teardrops in the reflection of the porch light. It struck me as poignant.

@Kathleen

Crazy to think it's been 18 years since this happened. The memories are still so fresh in my mind 😔

@Elaines2cents

Same, Elaine. I remember every hour of that day. And not being able to sleep that night. Every one dropped their walls, their grudges. The next day I was hugged by a complete stranger in the grocery store line. Two others in line and the cashier joined us and we wept, together. Spontaneous acts of kindness got us through.

@Kathleen

I couldn't leave the house for days. Cancelled all my appointments with clients. Just hung to the TV for any word as they searched for survivors.

I remember Saul telling of his search for his daughter. Can't even imagine the panic people felt during and the days after.

@Kathleen

Not only is he a great president. He's a wonderful man.

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