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May we never forget that tragic day 10 years ago. . .
May we always remember how strong our nation and its people are. . .
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the republic for which it stands,
one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
May we always remember what is most important in our lives.
“What is most important almost always involves the people around us. Often we assume that they must know how much we love them. But we should never assume; we should let them know.
"William Shakespeare wrote, They do not love that do not show their love.
"We will never regret the kind words spoken or the affection shown. Rather, our regrets will come if such things are omitted from our relationships with those who mean the most to us.
"Husbands and Wives — Treat your spouses with dignity and with respect. Honor them. They need to hear a good word. They need a friendly smile. They need a warm expression of true love.
"Parents — Express your love to your children. You know you love them, but make certain they know it as well. They are so precious. Let them know. Give compliments and hugs; always express your thanks. Pray that they may be able to withstand the evils of the world. Pray that they may pursue lives of goodness and of service to others.
"Children — Let your parents know you love them. Let them know how much you appreciate all they have done and continue to do for you.
"Everyone — Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. Friends move away, children grow up, loved ones pass on. It is so easy to take others for granted, until that day when they’re gone from our lives and we are left with feelings of ‘what if’ and ‘if only.’"
Thomas S. Monson, August 2011 Ensign