September 11, 2001
This page is dedicated to my fellow Americans who lost their lives in the senseless acts by terrorists as well as a tribute to President Bush, our national leaders and to those who fight the battle to end terrorism and make this country safe once again.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
My day started as normal, drinking a morning cup of coffee and getting ready for school, then came the phone call from a neighbor. That phone call changed my life forever. Terrorists had attacked our great and protected homeland! As I watched with horrified disbelief, the death of thousands of innocent people, I could not comprehend that this was truly happening. As the day unfolded and in the weeks to come, I saw a nation once again rally to the cause. I saw people flocking to churches, offering prayers, and giving blood, time and money. Flags were flying everywhere and the words "God Bless America" on everyone's lips.
Created by Shannon Leonard
|Today, January 18, 2002
It has been four months since that tragic day and for me the memory is still alive. But now I am wondering; was September 11th a wake up call to this Great Nation? My fear now is not another terrorist attack but that we as a Nation will once again forget the principals that this county was founded upon … One Nation Under God.
||I have put together a few
thoughts, prayers, quotes and poems to help me remember and perhaps send a message to those of you who are reading this page. We must not let the memory fade and slip back into our old ways. We must continue
to pray and support those who are fighting for our Freedom. We must continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones. We must continue to fly our flags and show pride in our great Nation.
"I long for peace. But I also understand that if we do not lead the world against terror, that your children and our grandchildren will not grow up in a society that is as free as the society we have today. Freedom is the precious gift that one generation can pass to the next. It is a gift and a promise that I intend to keep to the American children."
In memory of those who lost their lives that fateful day. Granddaughter Maddie's Poem
GOD BLESS AMERICA
message of comfort for those who are grieving.
|Don't come at me with answers
That can only come from me,
Don't tell me how my grief will pass,
That I will soon be free.
Don't stand in pious judgment
Of the bounds I must untie,
Don't tell me how to suffer
And don't tell me how to cry!
My life is filled with selfishness,
My pain is all I see,
But, I need you now,
I need your love, unconditionally.
Accept me in my ups and downs,
I need someone to share,
Just hold my hand and let me cry,
And say, "My friend, I care."
By Joanetta Hendel
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Credits for Memorial Pages:
Free US Graphics. Com - Thank you for the Graphics and Pictures found on these pages.
Background's by Marie - Picture of President Bush
Doc's Patriotic Graphics - Graphics and Pictures
Thanks to Layatta D. Cook for permission to use the poem God Bless America