Sunday, September 11, 2011

We will remember [9-11-2001]

10 years ago...

We were driving to school. I was a freshman in high school, only a couple weeks in. Mom and I stopped to pick up Emily and Melodie, like usual... Emily's mom ran out and asked if we had heard. We turned on the radio. It was on every station. My mom said, "this is a big deal. this is bad." I didn't completely understand yet, but I believed her. Throughout the school day, classrooms were filled with the news. I didn't learn anything new at school that day. Except for what happened in America. And I started to get it.

I am forever thankful to the men and women who lost their lives to save others that day. The firefighters, the police officers, the military, the good citizens. I am thankful for our emergency service personnel who continue to save lives daily. I am thankful for our military who put themselves in harm's way and protect our nation. I am thankful for the families who support these people. I am brokenhearted for the family members who lost loved ones ten years ago, and those who have lost loved ones since then protecting others.

We will not forget.

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
fear no evil, for You are with me."
Psalm 23:4

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