Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 11~A Day of Remembrance

I was teaching at a school on a military post when September 11th occurred. As news began to trickle in to our school of the horrific events of that day, I was shocked, saddened, angered, and yes, frightened. And then, I realized that because our country was under attack, our brave military men and women would be called upon to defend our freedom. That meant that my students' parents would be the ones called upon, and so, my thoughts turned to my students and the feelings they must be experiencing. I began to pray for them and their families daily for we knew the future was very uncertain. As we remember all that our country has gone through, let us continue to remember those who lost loved ones and had their lives forever changed. Let us remember our wonderful military and their families, our brave policemen and policewomen, our courageous firefighters, and all those who protect us and defend our freedom daily. My little grandaughter celebrates her third birthday tomorrow. Her precious little life is a reminder to me that life continues on and that our great country and its citizens still celebrate life and freedom.

16 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Your post is so beautiful, yes, we will never forget them... please celebrate your precious little granddaughter's third birthday and hug her tight... Julie Marie

someplace in thyme said...

My husband was active duty in the Air Force and stationed at Dulles Air Force Base. He was working for the surgeon general. At the time, he was able to see the plane hit the Pentagon. It was a terrible time for our nation. My fear today is not enough Americans pay tribute to all those lives that were lost. We will pray tomorrow and of course hang out flag in respect to all those that remember, to all those that serve, and to all the fallen. God Bless you for posting, Char

blushing rose said...

We have an in-law in the buildings that collapsed, her tales of horror are deafening. Another in-law was in the air, his plane was landed within seconds in the middle of the USA. We had a friend that was sitting at a desk where the Pentagon was hit directly, who was severely burned & seen on TV running out of that hole ... God bless them all. Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Jeanne said...

Vicki, your post is so well written and you are right. We shall never forget 9/11. We too lost a young man who was engaged to my niece;s best friend. It is amazing how many people outside of NY who were in harms way one way or another. Thank you for posting and remembering.

I wanted to let you know on Pink Saturday I am featuring your blog. I picked your blog because it is all about the many things I am interested in too. I think we have much in common. It is a pleasure to meet you.

Hugs...Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Oops an error. -niece's-
Hugs again, Jeanne, Backyard Neighbor.

Mary said...

Wonderful post, Vicki. I remember the day as if it were yesterday. We continue to pray for those families...that they can forgive and go on with their lives. We are hanging our flag over the weekk-end, and are praying that Americans never forget what we all felt after that horrible day, that we realized what was important, and turned our faces back to God...we can't forget that, either. God bless you!

Mary

Amy'svintagecottage said...

Thanks for the reminder. We should never forget all who were lost and all who risked their lives to help a stranger.
xoxo
Amy

Susie's country cottage said...

Hello Vicki
Thanks for your lovely comment over at my blog. You have a beautiful blog and your garden is really pretty.
I will never forget the day of Sept 11. I was working at the Fire Service here in England so that made it even more poignant as we watched the FDNY bravely entering the towers to rescue people. We all stood around this one small television in the mess room, shocked and stunned by what was happening and feeling so helpless. I drove home from work that day in a daze. Our Fire Service later had a memorial to the those that so tragically lost their lives and continue to do so to this day. We will never forget.
Susie

Piney Rose said...

I will never forget.....

Ana said...

This is a day I will never forget! It affected so many lives in so many ways. I pray for our country, I pray for the brave men and women that defend it, I pray for their families and for those whos lives will never be the same because of 9/11.

Blessings,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

The Rustic Victorian said...

Thank you for posting about 9-11 and the military. I keep them in my prayers.
Marcie
Your blog is lovely Vicki
Marcie

maría cecilia said...

Vicki, a sad memorie. Here in Chile we also have a horrible Sept 11, back to 1973 and today is a day of many violent manifestations around. Well, I keep playing house and garden, better.
Cariños
María Cecilia

Sares said...

Wasn't that just the most horrific day. I thin we were all stunned for a long time after that. I so wish the Country could unite like it did after 9-11 and come together to solve some of the issues that plague our Country. We are still in another crisis of sorts and sometimes I wonder if we can ever come out of it. God Bless our Military, they are the absolute bravest and best!

Cottage Rose said...

Well said and Amen; My nephew is in the Army and served over seas two times,, I pray that there is not a third.... Happy Birthday to your little one tomorrow..

Hugs;
Alaura

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Lovely post. Thank you!
Michelle

Patty/PinkHugsSweetShoppe said...

I love the table with all the pink floral plates. I wish I was coming for dinner.