In a New York Minute … the World was changed forever. That was September 11, 2001 and this is now, 9 years later. The events of that one single day will be etched in the minds of most for the rest of their lives. Young and old alike will wonder, and most may never be satisfied with the answers they find. These times ahead are the most important times of our lives, as individuals and as a country. The people of this great country have united in a way that gives real meaning to the term "United States of America". As a nation, we must stay united. It is imperative that we never forget what happened to us on 9-11-01. We must remember the victims who lost their lives on that day and the victims still living who will be scared forever. We must always remember 911.
We Will Never Forget
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
What A Difference A Day Makes
On Monday we emailed jokes, on Tuesday we did not.
On Monday we thought that we were secure, on Tuesday we learned better.
On Monday we were talking about heroes as being athletes, on Tuesday we relearned who our heroes are.
On Monday we were irritated that our rebate checks had not arrived, on Tuesday we gave money away to people we had never met.
On Monday there were people fighting against praying in schools, on Tuesday you would have been hard pressed to find a school where someone was not praying.
On Monday people argued with their kids about picking up their room, on Tuesday the same people could not get home fast enough to hug their kids.
On Monday people were upset that they had to wait 6 minutes in a fast food drive- through line, on Tuesday people didn't care about waiting up to 6 hours to give blood for the dying.
On Monday we waved our Flags signifying our cultural diversity, on Tuesday we waved only the American Flag.
On Monday there were people trying to separate each other by race, sex, color, and creed, on Tuesday they were all holding hands.
On Monday we were men or women, black or white, old or young, rich or poor, on Tuesday we were Americans.
On Monday politicians argued about budget surpluses, on Tuesday grief stricken they sang "God Bless America."
On Monday the President was going to Florida to read to children, on Tuesday he returned to Washington to protect our children.
On Monday we had families, on Tuesday we had orphans.
On Monday people went to work as usual, on Tuesday people went to work and they died.
On Monday people were fighting the 10 commandments on government property, on Tuesday the same people all said "God help us all" while thinking Thou shall not kill.
It is sadly ironic how it takes horrific events to place things into perspective, but it has. The lessons learned this week, the things we have taken for granted, the things that have been forgotten or overlooked, hopefully will never be forgotten again.