It’s been 10 years since America was changed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A September morning permanently engraved into the memories of those who experienced it, a day that forever changed us as a nation.
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Since that powerful day approximately 6,000 soldiers have lost their lives serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with more than 10,000 who have returned home severally wounded.
Jane Pauley has routinely expressed her personal admiration and appreciation for those serving both here and abroad. In a recent shout-out to the troops, taped at Ft. Hood Army Base in Killeen, Texas, Pauley stated:
“Personally, I’m thankful for your service and for your sacrifice. Most especially for the sacrifice your families are making.”
In this video, watch Jane’s tribute to 9/11, the troops and get a glimpse of our upcoming story with Chaplain Richard Rittmaster.
He left his job as a Lutheran minister to pursue his life calling in the U.S. Army National Guard to counsel soldiers and their families.
“I worked with veterans throughout my ministry. I really had a heart for helping them work through some of the challenges of their experiences. This was a great opportunity for me to continue that work, but do it in real time and there was an intellectually appealing piece to that as well as a spiritual aspect. - Chaplain Richard Rittmaster
Don’t miss the next episode of Your Life Calling on the NBC TODAY Show September 13th between 8:30-9:00a.m.