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 heros 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 are now standing
fighting for our freedoms
many ran to enlist
after the terrorist attacks of our country
on that day;
10 years ago;
many answered the call as
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.
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 10 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
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 family of Lee Roy Selmon,
Julie, Allan, Lynda,
KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff there;
Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional Caregiving field for 45 years in Michigan*
and Rod Markowski, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris of Detroit Medical Center, (was lovely meeting you on the flight, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Marnie, Geri, Chris, Matt,
those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike,
Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA,
Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green!
Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, BEth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, The Boy Scouts of Dora AL, Cam, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.twowolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Bian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family,Mato Oyate Kola, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Hellen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel (back from his 4th tour as a fighter pilot of the US MARINES inAfghanistan) and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and her loving family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Dorothy, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, Ode, “Southwest VA”, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”…
Anne, Jim, JADE, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and …
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our circle)
Please lift these friends family and loved ones of these people in your hearts and prayers ~
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 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
10 years ago,
together we are a great Nation.
THESE COLORS DO NOT RUN
Not even when the Eagle cried…
STAND STRONG FRIENDS
Walk In Beauty
Wouldn’t ya just know it… Patti Labelle is at the Kennedy Center in DC tonight;
honoring 9/11 with Alan Jackson as a part of what has been a three day
“Call to Compassion” event in
this was the first time, in any of the many and varied things that I have seen that the first responders or military have been mentioned:
thank you to all there:
taken from the letter, :
““A Call to Compassion” again provides an opportunity to gather Americans together to honor the memories of those who were lost, heal the wounds caused by terrorism and war, and gain new strength to move forward as a nation. The Pentagon Memorial Fund is honored to partner with Washington National Cathedral and to personally participate in the commemorative events on Friday, September 9, and Sunday, September 11.
It is during this time that our thoughts are with our friends in Pennsylvania and in New York as
they dedicate their memorials at their respective sites. It is also during this time that we gather
together and reflect on the collective spirit of unity that followed the worst terrorist attack in
U.S. history. I am grateful that you can join with us again at Washington National Cathedral to remember our loved ones, their families, survivors, first responders, and military personnel: to reflect on their sacrifices—and to renew the call to compassion that spread across this country in the days following September 11.
james j. laychak
pentagon memorial fund
(brother of dave laychak, 9/11 victim)
May The Creator smile on the brother of Dave Laychak… thank you for remembering all.
Who better to be there is my way of thinkin… than the two of them
Just like Patti says it, remember dear ones,
“I’ll STand by YOU”