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September 11, 2018

Every year I share this poem I found that was written by Christine Morrison, a 4th grader at the time. She sent it to President Bush, and received a special letter back from First Lady Barbara Bush.  Dear Abby ended up publishing it.  May we remember & honor those who lost their lives 17 years ago. 

The Dust of September

The dust, the smoke, the clouds
from the dust of September

The sadness, the sorrow, the darkness
from the dust of September

The pretty sites are gone, the love, the death
from the dust of September

The families, the lives taken away
from the dust of September

Our country is sad, but our country still stands
from the dust of September

Our flag still waves
through the dust of September

We will never break, we will stand together
through the dust of September

People hurt, hearts broken, but we survive
in the dust of September

 *Be Thankful for each moment we have with our Loved ones. Try our Best each day to be Nice to each other. Be a Proud American showing our Courage, Strength and Compassion! Wave our Flags HIGH!  You could get your run on! The #911HeroesRunAustinTX Honors those who serve / have served, uniting communities and empowering local veterans, active duty, first responders and families of the fallen. Sunday morning (9/16) at Camp Mabry. There is also volunteer opportunities if you're not a runner. Register here will get you to both! 

You could do #AnActofKindness in honor of the day for the  Heroes, Victims and the Survivors which includes the over 13,000 kids who were born on September 11, 2001. Click here for more!