Never Forgotten

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

is for Nine
…the first number that will forever be etched in the minds and hearts of Americans

is for Eleven
…the second number that has the same fate

is for Victory
because in Him, there will always be victory
is for By the Dawn’s Early Light
...and the entire National Anthem 

is for the Republic…
…for which it stands, one nation under God…

is for Things Worth Fighting For
because our homeland is one of them

is for Old Glory
because those stripes and stars are a symbol of American pride and freedom

is for the Red, White and Blue
because those colors thread together America’s symbol of freedom

is for the Gratitude
…for the men and women defending our home front so that we can live a free life

is for Emotion
because no matter the pain, our emotions should help to shape us into better people

is for Truth…
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness and Liberty for all!

Twelve years, and still 9/11 is in our minds and hearts – and always should it be.
To everyone who took an oath, to protect and serve America before and since that day…

Thank You.


  1. How wonderful Rissi! Such a beautiful tribute. 9/11/01 was such a dark day, but the unity that came from it was amazing and the appreciation of the military as well.

    1. Horrible as that day was, one thing it reinforces is the importance of keeping America safe and defending all that we fought to make America. There were many stories of amazing bravery (like on flight 93) and that alone should always inspire us.

  2. I was touched by this. I listened this morning to the story of a man who, by God's protection, survived this tragedy. I was close to tears as I listened to him describe what he went through and what he saw. It was amazing to hear him give glory to God in the end. Thank you so much for this tribute!

    1. There are some amazing stories of bravery and courage out there, Evelyn. They certainly do humble us and if the people who had to live through that were changed and sought God, there is no greater realization that that.

      Thanks for reading!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Rosie. :)

  4. As a girl of not quite five when 9/11 occurred, if I remember anything, it's only the little, insignificant things that characterize that morning and my sister's memories. But how horrible a day! And we aren't alienated from that terrorism today, twelve years later, either.

    1. I have several memories of that day, Hannah - and even though I was a young teen, I don't think I fully comprehended what was going on or would happen. I also remember specifically the day we went to war after 9/11 which was a frightening prospect - I wasn't touched personally by 9/11 (meaning I lost no family or friends nor did I live close to the attacks) but that day is close to all American's hearts and minds.

      It seems impossible that 12 years have passed and sadly, still, there are no answers or solutions to many of America's political issues.

  5. Great post, Rissi. This was really touching and beautiful.

    1. Thank you for reading, Jillian. Appreciate your kind comment.

  6. Great post and tribute! I'll never forget anything about that day. Thanks for this!

    1. Too true, I haven't forgotten either...nor should we, Jamie. It's a day that should always be a part of America, no matter the tragedy attached to it. We *need* to remember 9/11.

  7. What a beautiful tribute indeed. Wow. I'm impressed. I agree. #Iremember.

    1. Thanks for reading, Juju. It's a day we will all (hopefully) never forget.


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