12 Sep Emma: Remembering 9.11.01
Like most American’s I remember where I was on September 11, 2001. I was harvesting wheat, barley, and flax in Carrington, North Dakota. It was a wet year and had rained that morning, so I got to sleep in. If fact, I was sleeping when the first plane hit the towers. We were just like everyone else in this country and sat glued to the television as history unfolded before us. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and was baffled that there were people in the world that could do such a thing – and that’s when the second plane hit. We all know that awful feeling we felt that day.
Ten years goes by quickly. I was only 13 years old, but it definitely made an impression. As we remember those men and women who lost their lives, keep in mind the bravery that was shown on that fateful day. I pray that people will never forget what happened that day, and I take pride in being an American and the country we live in – and often take for granted.
Thank you to all of the brave service men and women, those in public service, and the everyday men and women who keep us safe.
I found a few quotes that struck me, and I’d like to share a few of them with you all.
“Terrorism against our nation will not stand.”
-George W. Bush -Remarks at Emma Booker Elementary School. Sarasota, Florida -delivered 11 September 2001, 9:30 a.m. EDT
“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
“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend – even a friend whose name it never knew.”
-President George W. Bush, December 11, 2001
“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.”
-President of the United States, George W. Bush
Here is a video I also found on the internet that touched me. It makes me think of my Dad. He loved his country so dearly, and I am so grateful he passed that on to me.
God bless the USA!
Click to view this lovely patriotic video!
‘I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all’
Be safe and God bless.
Ricardo Senteio RoconPosted at 11:03h, 13 September
No momento do ataque as torres eu me encontrava em uma revenda john deere com a intenção de comprar tratores para produzir alimentos que dá sustentabilidade à vida,enquanto demônios promoviam este terrível ato.Mas nós somos superiores Emma,nós ajudamos a dar sustentabilidade à vida,nós somos superiores aos demônios,nós estamos com DEUS,nós somos agircultores.
Charles M. GorePosted at 11:05h, 13 September
We have a wonderful country. With this years drought one farmer in LA donated the straw from his rice crop to a TX rancher. The rancher baled and hauled it to TX. It will take extra K & P and trace elements to make the next crop, The Rice field will have Crayfish this winter and probally have Soybeans after the Crayfish harvest. Another rancher moved his herd from TX to MN. Many herds have been sold out which will mess up the Cattle market for years. Hay cost where available have reached the point were it does make sense to feed the Cattle. Hopefully the ranchers that sell out will have the resources to build a herd after the drought ends.
Take care and have a good fall harvest.
I was in my home in Arkansas the last 2 weeks and Corn harvest was active, Rice harvest in Northeast AR and Southeast MO of a short crop due to ground being too wet at planting time was just starting. Some Cotton farmers were defoliating to get the Cotton ready to harvest. Yields of Corn range widey, even on irrigated ground. The Rice and Cotton Crops look good from the road.
Emma MisenerPosted at 11:45h, 03 December
A única coisa que podemos fazer é continuar lutando pela nossa liberdade, assim como os Estados Unidos da América têm se mostrado capazes de fazer no passado. O povo da América necessidade de defender o que é certo, e tomar decisões inteligentes para prevalecer contra os nossos atacantes. Obrigado pelas suas amáveis palavras de encorajamento.
Tenha um Natal abençoado. Deus os abençoe e nos EUA-Emma
JerryPosted at 07:34h, 09 May
What you said is true, but I don’t understand what it has to do with wheat harvest or the cutter’s lifestyle. Just because there’s a soapbox to speak from doesn’t mean you must speak even if you have nothing to say about the topic at hand.
I would prefer that you stay on the topic for which you’ve been provided a platform.
Louis GodenaPosted at 09:04h, 09 May
I have to agree with Jerry. While many agree in a general way with your sentiments, we were all saturated (some may say “brainwashed”) with similar sentiments in the years following 9/11. For me (a Vietnam veteran) this tragic event recalled in a vivid way the fact that our government, and the class it serves, frequently lies to its own people. There are many questions about 9/11 that have never been satisfactorily addressed, much less answered, by those in power. Let’s keep the flag waving where it belongs, at least until we get some more answers.