September 11, 2001
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. ”
by President George W. Bush.
Early, on the morning of September 11, 2001 millions of Americans stared at their televisions in horror as they watched the twin towers fall down. They were watching a terrorist attack in progress, and this great country, suddenly felt weak. Witnesses on ground zero watched their coworkers, friends, lovers, parents, children, and neighbors fall from the building. Jumping from windows. The scream of a thousand helpless voices cried out in one single voice that was filled with so much terror….so much raw pain and fear…that it continues to haunt those who heard it, ten years later. Strangers ran to comfort each other, to feel some sort of unity in a time where they felt so alone.
Ten years ago our country received a blow, that to be honest, we shouldn’t of survived. In our comfortable lives, and in our freedom, we couldn’t believe that we could be touched. That someone could hurt us. But with a strength that only God can give, ordinary people became heroes over night. Firefighters, Military men and women, Police Officers, First Responders, and Medics rushed in to try and save as many lives as they could. They rose above the bar and met the nightmare head on, and lives were saved because of it. Still the loses were devastating.
Now ten years later, we all stand and look at our flag. We send out a prayer of thankfulness. We are reminded that their is a cost for our freedom. That NOTHING should be taken for granted. We thank God for our service men and women, our heroes. We rose from the ashes in a brilliant display of Red, White, and Blue. One nation, under God. Indivisible. In liberty and justice to all.
God Bless America, the land I call my home.