Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ssMarilyn, Sep 10, 2003.
As we remember those who died that day let us not forget those who sacrifice each day to defend the freedoms we enjoy in this great country. May God bless each of you today and may he continue to bless America!!!
NEVER FORGET HOW WE FELT ON 9-11----We should always remember the lives affected by 9-11 and how it changed us forever. There were so many different emotions: Sadness, shock, confusion, fear, patriotism, pride in America, and many others. I personally still get tears thinking about it. For weeks I felt like everything could be taken away from me in an instant. I would walk through my house or be driving my car and think of how lucky I was to be an American and have so much. We have nice homes, nice cars, eat well, and basically live like royalty compared to other countries. We have so much and take it for granted, but 9-11 really made me realize what America has given me. The bravery of the fire fighters, policemen, and our military makes me so proud to live in this country. My brother is a Marine and served in Iraq and he will always be my hero. 9-11 brought Americans closer together and I hope that bond is never broken. Keep flying our flags and the red, white, & blue in support of our country. God Bless America!!! Jan
To stop focusing on your pain and how your life isn't fair.......
It's a day to think of others, how they sacrificed thier lives trying to save those in the twin towers.
And to think of those who's Choices was taken away from them the day they innocently went to work, or flew in a plane. Lets not sit here and complain today, okay
(also posted on ChitChat)
This was on a newsltter I get, the author is apparently unknown:
Two thousand one, nine eleven
Three thousand plus arrive in heaven
As they pass through the gate,
Thousands more appear in wait
A bearded man with stovepipe hat
Steps forward saying, "Lets sit, lets chat"
They settle down in seats of clouds
A man named Martin shouts out proud
"I have a dream!" and once he did
The Newcomer said, "Your dream still lives."
Groups of soldiers in blue and gray
Others in khaki, and green then say
"We're from Bull Run, Yorktown, the Maine"
The Newcomer said, "You died not in vain."
From a man on sticks one could hear
"The only thing we have to fear.
The Newcomer said, "We know the rest,
trust us sir, we've passed that test."
"Courage doesn't hide in caves
You can't bury freedom, in a grave,"
The Newcomers had heard this voice before
A distinct Yankees twang from Hyannisport shores
A silence fell within the mist
Somehow the Newcomer knew that this
Meant time had come for her to say
What was in the hearts of the five thousand plus
"Back on Earth, we wrote reports,
Watched our children play in sports
Worked our gardens, sang our songs
Went to church and clipped coupons
We smiled, we laughed, we cried, we fought
Unlike you, great we're not"
The tall man in the stovepipe hat
Stood and said, "Don't talk like that!
Look at your country, look and see
You died for freedom, just like me"
Then, before them all appeared a scene
Of rubbled streets and twisted beams
Death, destruction, smoke and dust
And people working just 'cause they must
Hauling ash, lifting stones,
Knee deep in hell, but not alone
"Look! Blackman, Whiteman, Brownman, Yellowman
Side by side helping their fellow man!"
So said Martin, as he watched the scene
"Even from nightmares, can be born a dream."
Down below three firemen raised
The colors high into ashen haze
The soldiers above had seen it before
On Iwo Jima back in '44
The man on sticks studied everything closely
Then shared his perceptions on what he saw mostly
"I see pain, I see tears,
I see sorrow -- but I don't see fear."
"You left behind husbands and wives
Daughters and sons and so many lives
are suffering now because of this wrong
But look very closely. You're not really gone.
A ll of those people, even those who've never met you
All of their lives, they'll never forget you
Don't you see what has happened?
Don't you see what you've done?
You've brought them together, together as one.
With that the man in the stovepipe hat said
"Take my hand," and from there he led
three thousand plus heroes, Newcomers to heaven
On this day, two thousand one, nine eleven
DON'T KEEP SUCH MEANINGFUL WORDS AND
FEELINGS TO YOURSELF. PLEASE PASS THIS ONE ALONG.
"God bless America, land that i love. Stand beside her and guide her... from the mountains to the prarie to the oceans white with foam... God Bless America- my home sweet home!"
May He bring us comfort and a quick surcease to our sorrows...
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Just as many of us are burning candles in our homes, or attending memorial services, I would like to see this post stay at the top for the rest of the day. God bless all the countries that are participating in this endless battle against terrorism across the world. Evil will not win.
In the end, we are all brothers and sisters.....
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For me 9/11 two years ago is intensely personal because that was the day I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. So it was a very bad day. Especially later when I found out someone I had gone to school with died in the ensuing "war." The best thing is that we've got a great country that when bad things happen it only makes us stronger. Let that be the truth for each of us individually as well.
When I heard about 9/11 , I felt so sorry for Americans, as they seemed so shocked and unable to fathom such evil. Living in Israel and coming in contact with that same evil on a regular basis, I could fully empathize. My tears were hard and hot, little did I know at the time that 9/11 would also be a personal tragedy for my familly.
My cousin was in the second tower, he managed to get down to the 70th floor when he heard some disabled people calling for help as they were unable to use the lifts, Brian and another man went back to help them and were never seen alive again.
My heart goes out to all who have lost loved ones , both on 9/11 or any other cowardly terrorist attacks, we must always stand firm in our belief that good will triumph.
Hugs from The Holy Land,
How thoughtful of you to post this as a reminder. I believe all (if not, many) of us "Will Never, Ever, Forget" the day, the people, the angels who went to heaven that day and the angels who helped rescue, and the many angels who walk beside us, though we may not know it.
On that terrible day, I lived in New York State, (upstate) and my husband was on an EMS call where we lived. He telephoned me and told me to turn on the T.V., as something happened at the WTC. I did so, saw the hole in the first tower, then saw the second plane go into the second tower. That is, and as I watched each tower come down, forever etched on my mind, as if time itself has stood still. I cried and could only think of "all the people."
In my home here in Florida now, I have two pictures. One with the towers lit up at night as they stood, and one where the beams of light are turned on each year. They remain in a most visible place on the wall, which also serves as a reminder for all who may enter.
Indeed God Bless America. And may this country find His infite Wisdom, Protection, and Grace.
With heartfelt rememberance, always ..
no, we will never forget. i wonder if they shouldn't make this a national holiday. a memorial like memorial day or veterans day. may they all rest in peace. cindi
Hi again ssMarilyn,
Addendum to my first reply ..
I should also have said, as the T.V. news reported the Pentagon was hit, and the plane down in PA, it added to the amount of pain for so many people. It almost made my mind totally overloaded as well as emotions. I turned the T.V. off for a while, thenafter was glued to the reports.
I would never ever forget, not a single human and their families.
This picture is so touching, I just kept looking at it. This is a sad day that has changed America forever. I remember my parents were in Europe during the attacks, they left five days before it happened. I'm prone to getting panic attacks, and that day gave me a big one just thinking that my parents were going to take three planes just to get back to the US and crying for all the people we lost. My parents returned home safely in October. Hugs, Chelz.
The day is almost over......................
Thanks for the picture. I still wear red, white and blue the 11th of every month.
I heard a discussion on the radio today about whether or not to make this a holiday. Some people thought it would become just another picnic/fun day which they felt would not be a good thing. Not sure which way I'd vote on this one, it did seem sad today to have to go in to work and not have much time to really think about it.
Go USA and hugs to all with personal losses.
Thank you so very very much,and thanks to all who posted about this day we'll never forget! Peace to all,Mary
The news pushes the towers, then the pentagon, and hardly ever speak of the people that were in the planes hitting the buildings or of the brave hero's who brought down there plane in PA. Those are the ones that I cry the hardest for because they knew what was happening. I take comfort in knowing that God was with them holding there hand if they wanted Him.Please keep the family's in your prayers of those lost, and those dealing with the fact that they survived while co-workers/friends didn't. May such a horrid thing never happen again and may God bless America and all those in other country's who took the time to cry and pray with us.
It's now past midnite in Pa. I live 20 odd miles from where the plane crashed...God love all you people and Bless the families of the ones lost, but NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!
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