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!
‘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.