It's the 18th Anniversary! What does 9/11 mean to you?

September 11, 2019
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It's the 18th Anniversary of 9/11. For many it still feels like it just happened or they have a vivid memory of what they were doing when all the Horrific events took place 18 years ago today. But there are also many who were way to young to remember for themselves, or weren't even born. I discovered this poem 18 years ago, and I have held on to it and shared it every year. In honor of those who lost their lives 18 years ago today, for the heroes and those still struggling w/ the pain of this day, and for those who have no personal experience  from this day ...18 years ago ... this is for you ...

This poem was written by Christine Morrison, a 4th grader at the time. She sent it to President Bush, and received a letter of thanks from First Lady Barbara Bush for sharing it. Dear Abby published it ...

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

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

May we remember those who lost there lives on this day, September 11 ... 18 years ago. Be thankful for each moment you can spend w/ your loved ones. Try your best to be nice to each other. Be a proud American showing your courage, strength and compassion! Wave those flags high!  Heather Rivera

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What does 9/11 mean to you? ...