Friday, September 10, 2010

In remembrance...9/11

I'd like to take this moment to remember all of those who were lost on September 11, 2001 and the brave souls who worked tirelessly to rescue those who were missing and then finally, recover those who were lost.

I'd like to remember and thank all of those who fight the heat of fire, who face the threat of violence and who risk their lives ... daily to keep us safe and out of harms way. And last but certainly not least, I'd like to thank the families who have lost loved ones or lost time with loved ones so that we may remain a free country.

My heartfelt gratitude and prayers are with each and every one of you today...on this remembrance of the tragedy that struck the hearts and souls of the world on September 11th.

Please indulge me as I reprint a poem written about that day....


…was the shock, then the hush,
then the awesome silence,
as we tried desperately to absorb,
the magnitude of violence.

…brothers and sisters united,
from all over the world,
their hearts were all breaking,
as a flag was unfurled.

Matters not, that they knew them,
hearts and tears work that way,
they all felt tied to a ‘someone’,
that was lost that fateful day.
Then slowly and sweetly,
silence turned from despair,
we don’t know where it started,
and we don’t really care.

…from high in the mountains,
from one country to another,
in the streets, in the forest,
from your sister to my brother.
The tune is so lovely,
it’s graceful and lyric.
The words speak of peace,
if you’re quiet you’ll hear it.
The world’s people are united,
the message is clear,
a solemn promise to ‘them’,
we will not live in fear…
A concert of devotion,
from fathers and mothers,
to the children we have,
and for the future of all other’s.
It sweeps deep in their hearts,
the song is love for mankind,
the harmonious tune,
plays forever in our minds.
We’ll continue, we’ll go on,
we’ll move forward with our lives.
But we’ll never forget our heroes,
those who gave up their lives…

Our America had been changed
by the events of that day,
for her children, and the parents,
it’s in their honor and their memory we pray.
So…pray to your God,
and I’ll pray to mine,
for the peace that we seek,
is that, which we find.

Tamara J. Egan
September 22, 2001

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