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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 11 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

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Dan Maloy
Enid, OK

I really miss Pres. Hinckley.

Don't get me wrong. I love Pres. Monson and declare him to be a mighty prophet of God. But I sure did love Pres. Hinckley.

Till we meet again....

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that after a decade of war with al-Qaida the potential for another devastating terrorist assault "remains real." The Pentagon chief spoke Tuesday at ground zero of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, following a somber walk through the National September 11 Memorial park and museum with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Panetta told reporters that Americans must remain vigilant against the threat of another successful al-Qaida attack. "The potential for that kind of attack remains real," he said from the 10th floor of 7 World Trade Center, the first completed office tower at the site where hijacked commercial airliners were flown into the Twin Towers, killing more than 2,700 people.

ulvegaard
Medical Lake, Washington

The messages of inspiration then remain timely now. We must look to the Savior for our peace and for our example. We must listen to the living prophets and then add to that our own personal inspiration as to how best to follow the course they present to us.

I find it interesting that the counsel remains the same: Be diligent; be faithful; follow the commandments; continually repent and improve ourselves; treat everyone as the Savior would, get out of debt; serve; and so forth.

While the world around us screams in our ears, hopefully we can effectively focus on the still small voice instead.

Kadin
BOUNTIFUL, UT

I am glad that we have the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to give us the counsel over the last 10 years. We know these are perlious times, but with the help of the Savior we can be calm and see through it.

katiefrankie
Provo, UT

I am grateful that on the day these terrible events unfolded, I was at BYU and attending a New Testament class. We finished learning about the Savior's teachings from our professor, then filed out to greet a somber, yet beautiful morning. I made my way to the women's apparel section of the BYU Bookstore and sat on the floor below the TV just in time to see the second plane bank sharply and smash into the second WTC tower. The whole campus was filled with awe and sadness, and never had we longed to hear the firm and comforting words of our Prophet and his counselors with more fervor. It was as though Heavenly Father Himself had spoken through the smoke and rubble and chaos, "Peace; Be still and know that I am God."

Greg McMurdie
South Jordan, UT

These statements also serve as reminders of what has occurred since 9/11. There have been significant changes in the world since the tragic events surrounding 9/11 - political upheaval, economic uncertainty, state vs. church divisiveness, etc. - all of which seem to be described in the Book of Mormon.

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