Remembering 9/11 and Being Prepared


Today on the Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, Brian and I discussed two important topics: preparing ourselves and our families for disasters and emergencies, and prayerfully remembering the victims of 9/11 as we commemorate the tenth anniversary of that tragic event. During the conversation, I shared several links and resources to aid you in both preparing and in remembering the 9/11 souls and families in your prayers.

Disaster Preparedness:

To help you and your children be prepared in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, check out the following resources:

  • – a terrific “one stop shopping” resource to help you prepare
  • Ready Kids – a child friendly resource with helpful printable tools to create an emergency kit and prepare emergency contact information for each member of the family
  • Does your emergency kit have a cell phone? – a recent CNN article with a variety of tech recommendations to help your family prepare for disaster readiness
  • Get Tech Ready – a “tech” checklist for getting prepared for emergencies

Prayerfully Remembering 9/11

As we prepare to commemorate Sunday’s tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, you may wish to explore the following resources personally or share them with your family:

Finally, I invite you to spend ten minutes watching this amazing video prepared by Fr. James Martin, Culture Editor for America Magazine. Fr. Jim takes us on a pilgrimage to places in New York related to September 11 and recalls his personal involvement in the moments, days and weeks following the events of 9/11.

Video Link


About Author

Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaHendey and "like" her on Facebook @LisaMHendey.

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