As we all prepare for the weekend — looking forward to spending time with friends and family, looking forward to watching football games, and even perhaps looking forward to getting outside if it ever stops raining — I would encourage you to take a moment to reflect on our fellow citizens who lost their lives ten years ago this weekend.

I would ask you to pray for them and their families and all of those who have suffered as a result of the 9/11 horrors. I would also ask you to take a moment to think about the men and women of our armed forces and those in our security operations who have worked so valiantly this past decade to prevent another occurrence of 9/11.

I want you to know that on 9/11 as I reflect on the tragedies of that day ten years ago, I will also be giving thanks for the honor of having worked with, both inside the company and with our external colleages, a group of remarkable people this past decade.