What happened that September Day?
We all struggle to understand.
With grief and anguish in our hearts,
Our country must take a stand.
Soon the Stars and Stripes appear
On every home and car,
A symbol of strength and hope,
As we prepare in war.
As the flags grow scarce,
We search far and wide,
The need for "Old Glory"
To reflect our pride ...
... Times goes on, months have passed,
The families of September 11th
Seek normalcy, if any.
But wait ... what's this ... the Stars and Stripes,
That once flew far and wide,
Many ripped and torn and faded,
Have we forgotten our pride?
I wonder what the families think,
Old Glory now worn and tattered,
As they pass those familiar homes and cars,
The flag, once all that mattered
It makes me think about our nation,
When I see our flag so frayed.
How soon we all forget the pain
Of that tragic September day.
So let's think about those special heroes,
Who lost their lives that day,
And honor them with fitting flags
And for the families ... Pray!
i was in the sixth grade on september 11,2001.
i had no idea about the attack until i got to school and my friend, kyle lund, told me what happened.
the rest of the day was spent watching the news.
i didn't understand much of what was going on at the time.
i thought it was all an "accident".
i couldn't wrap my head around the idea that someone would actually want to do harm to our country.
after watching basically every show possible this week about that devastating day, my heart goes out to all the victims' families and friends.
this isn't an easy day as an American, let alone someone who views this day as the anniversary of losing someone near and dear.
i'm so very grateful to live in a country that will stand united in trying times.
i'm grateful for those that serve diligently to defend this country as well.
let us never forget those that have fallen and always wave Old Glory with pride.
God bless America.
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