"Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.”
- President George W. Bush September 11, 2001.

last year i posted {this} about 9/11.  lisa and i had recently visited NY and went to "ground zero".  i explained in the post how eerie it was to be there.  there have been a lot of documenteries on tv these past few weeks.  i have to watch them.  even if i've seen them.  i can't change the channel.  can't look away. 

"Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat." -
-George W. Bush, President of the United States.

this year lisa and i watched one called "the falling man".  omg.  omg.  omg.  to hear the stories of these people who died.  these people who had the courage to jump from the building and be in charge of their own destiny.  these brave people who wouldn't die in the tower like other people had planned for them.  to hear this man's wife recall their last phone call.  omg. 

"The city is going to survive, we are going to get through it, it’s going to be very, very difficult time. I don't think we yet know the pain that we're going to feel when we find out who we lost, but the thing we have to focus on now is getting this city through this, and surviving and being stronger for it."
 - Rudolph Giuliani

i've always described myself as a patriotic person.  i can't sit through taps, a fly over, the anthem, or even the fourth of july parade without welling up in tears.  it's always been that way.  i was the kid crying while marching in the parade.  out of pride.  pride in our country.  pride in my family members who served.  pride in the fact that i am an american.  to this day i salute our flag the way my papa taught me.  proudly.

"America will never run… And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders."
- George W. Bush

i also posted {this} video last year.  go check it out.  and, always remember.

"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."
-President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

1 comment:

  1. I tend to look at my life as split in half--before 9/11 and after. We toured the Pentagon Memorial in March and even 11 years later, it was so emotional and heartbreaking.