We’ve spent the last few days imploring each other to never forget 9/11. But leave it to Vin Scully to put it in perspective. Like so many other things, he has a way of painting a picture with words and capturing the moment like no other broadcaster. This past Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers were in San Francisco to face the Giants. Scully paused following a pre-game 9/11 ceremony to reflect on the meaning of the anniversary:

“We had a lead, gray morning, slowly burning off to a brilliant sunrise, making you think of that beautiful day in New York 10 years ago, Sept. 11, 2001. Certainly a day in which God must have wept, wept over man’s inhumanity to man. A day of heroes and a day of horror … But it should also bring some honor for as we watch rising from the ashes of New York, like the Phoenix itself, the high-rises that will once again be a testimony to the heart and soul of this great country. I remember Ronald Reagan once said, ‘If we ever forgot that we were one nation under God, we will be one nation that goes under.’ And you might notice today, above all days, you will hear God’s name mentioned, and we hope, not in vain.”

You can read his entire remarks here as well as see a video of his first game following 9/11.

Hat tip: Hardball Talk