Today I wanted to reflect on
that fateful day that took so many lives.
I was at work and was told by my boss
to sign onto CNN because a plane had
hit the twin tower.
At the time we thought it was just
a terrible accident.
Then the unthinkable happened.
Another plane flew into the other tower.
What would happen next?
Living here in Michigan,
we were worried the Sears Tower (Willis Tower)
would be next.
Then another plane flies into the Pentagon.
More lives lost.
Last but not least, those brave
passengers who thwarted the final plane
into a field in PA.
They knew this plane was intended
to fly into another building.
Heroes for saving others from being killed.
The weeks after this dark day in our history,
we banded together as a Nation.
I remember Firefighters and Police Officers
at certain intersections with cans for donations.
I remember cars honking at them in respect.
I remember most everyone putting money in.
I remember everyone feeling more Patriotic.
I remember everyone saying our
Firefighters and Police Officer were all heroes.
I remember Lee Greenwood's song
Proud to be an American
being played on all radio stations.
I remember our Canadian friends who
allowed one of our planes to land in
their small town and provided food and
accommodations to complete strangers.
Now 20 years later,
it seems we are less Patriotic.
We hate our Police.
There are those who riot in the name of BLM.
What has happened to us?
Do we need another tragic event to
bring us all back together?
I sure hope not.
I ask you all who are reading this,
to take a moment and reflect on all
who lost their lives 20 years ago.
May their lives not be lost in vain.
Remembering 9/11 Blessings To All!