Thursday, September 10, 2009
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.
Posted by Vicki at 5:45 PM