Safe in Nana’s Hat…
After the terror of 9/11
NEW YORK Flight 11
Sure would like to see this Memorial SOMEDAY
Its design, Its meaning, Its everything
THE PENTAGON MEMORIAL
10:06 AM Flight 93
[an angel for each crew and passenger]
10 Million short 10 years later for the Memorial
Remembers last night the heroes and passengers left behind
We have watched the images;
they are seared in our memories,
in our hearts
WE WILL NEVER FORGET 9/11
Our lives were forever changed.
the land of the free
because of the brave
those who are willing to stand.
Men and women continue
fighting for our freedoms
our country; we continue to feel the threat of terrorism. While so
many ran to enlist
after the terrorist attacks of our country
on that day;
13 years ago; it’s difficult to imagine it’s been so long. So many answered the call as
first responders. So many of them have been forgotten from those harrowing experiences and continue to approach this day as if it were yesterday. Many would do it again in a fast heartbeat if called.
They left the safety of their homes
they went to The Twin Towers, to The Pentagon, To wherever they were asked;
they absorbed the sights, sounds, smells and horrors that filled the senses and overwhelmed the nervous systems.
So many carry with those memories today;
they took a stand
As Americans, answering the call to respond for the greater good
to represent in ways that they could
and lend in caring and rendering aide.
They were not invited;
they did not need an invitation.
They placed psychological bandages on in order to continue on 24/7
to do what needed to be done.
They stood in Unity.
Today9/11 has become a day of reverence and remembrance. It is also a day to step outside of self and into a service of kindness and renewed unity as Americans.
those lives that were lost;
all gone too soon.
I’ve spent about two hours
transferring the names
ALL THE VICTIMS
to this page,
only to find out that it
“overwhelms the system”
just as it overwhelmed our very fabric
so long ago,
our very systems individually and collectively 13 years ago, 9 years ago
today as we’ve watched the repeated footage over and again reliving it all again.
the horror; the memories, the names.
Google can’t even take it!
But I tried…
The families and children
left behind; those people now on the other side. All could have been our neighbor, our friend or family of choice had they lived,
and some jumped from the windows
choosing just how they died in those final moments.
BUT now they all watch over their loved ones, and I like to think they are all watching over all of us..
We have some powerful angels … just two steps away standing with
then there are those who were the first responders, those now suffering injuries and/or illnesses from the toxins they endured secondary from answering the call to help and to care.
Around the world many suffered vicarious trauma as they were glued to their televisions watching the horror
attacked by terrorists
suffering such traumatic losses.
We watched and we watched
most forgot they could turn their sets off
while others were overwhelmed
and suffered depression, fear, and
Our country was in harms way.
People began to fly flags on every street; each home had one flying proudly;
folks waved at each other, and gathered
strangers like in the old days!
Speaking with ease to one another
UNITED in our times of uncertainty.
Crisis had brought our country together.
We were as one
in times of such horror;
in times of such severe and palpable pain
although most looked over their shoulders
for quite a long time.
We stayed in close contact,
tried to stay near to our homes
(except for the first responders).
we are only free
as long as
to our lands
our brothers and sisters
for our country
compassion in our hope of healing.
May the Creator bless our
men, women, service animals
that are serving our
We together are
United States of America
this is a day
God bless America and the World
HOPE, KINDNESS, COMPASSION.
the prayer bowl is filling, the prayers are going up: /for:
Our Men and Women, service dogs,
our President and family,
ALL THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
of the 3,000 who died on
and those who died trying to save their lives… dance on in the galaxies
knowing that we remember you,
The sage is filling the air, with prayers that
we as a Nation stand strong
that we stand UNITED allowing this day to give us what we need
to begin the compassion and kindness in caring once again for and with each other
in ways that restore our spirit
and feed our souls
reminding us of the kindness to be found in the extension of self to each other.
Go get that flag today, wave it with pride, speak to those on the streets
as you did on that day
13 years ago.
Together we are a great Nation we must stand UNITED in all ways on all days.
THESE COLORS DO NOT RUN
Not even when the Eagle cried…
STAND STRONG FRIENDS
Walk In Beauty
Just like Patti says it, remember dear ones,
“I’ll Stand by YOU”