Friday, September 9, 2011

9/11 10th Anniversary Tribute

Ten years ago, Tuesday, September 11, 2011, will forever be implanted in our minds and lives.

Shanksville, PA: field
New York, NY: Twin Towers
Arlington, VA: Pentagon

Deaths (excluding hijackers) (Source: Wikipedia)
New York City World Trade Center: 2,606; American 11:
87; United 175: 60; Arlington Pentagon: 125;
American 77: 59; Shanksville United 93 40

Total Deaths: 2,977 

9/11 The Falling Man
This video is a little over an hour long. It has been watched close to 7 million intense times. It tells the story of the falling man that many of us watched with pain in our heart and shock and horror engulfing our very being.

Do remember that this is not the only person that was pictured falling from the highest floors of the Twin Towers. The remembrance of seeing and watching such as this brings heavy pressure to the chest of all of us. This was not an act of cowardiness. Have you ever stopped to think what you would have done?  

If you decide to watch this video be sure to watch it all the way through because at the end it brings out an immense truth.

You will have tears in your eyes as I did. You will have feelings that you wish you had never felt. Hopefully you will have an understanding that we do not need the answers to all of our questions.

It also tells the story of non-acceptance of reality.

This Sunday, September 11, 2011 marks the tenth year since that day that many of us can't find the words to describe. I remember where I was. I remember how I found out about the attack. I remember the uncontrollable feelings that took over my body and felt like my very soul had been ripped out of me.

We were attacked in four different ways. All resulting in thousands being killed. And we are still allowing ourselves to be attracked.

There was shock taking over every speck of my being. A shock that had never been there before. Tears came streaming down like rapids of water which seemed to have no end. I was permanently glued to the horrific pictures that were being displayed across my TV screen.

As I set on my couch watching the towers fall I could only scream, "My God, My God." And then I realized that I was not screaming out loud. I was screaming to the top of my being inside.

Then anguish and despair along with hate mixed with tears and disbelief became my refuge. Later the hate turned to anger. Anger that any living, breathing human being could perform such a horrible act. That anger has not left to this day. It still remains.

I don't care who it is. What country does it. What group of people are involved. This is not forgettable. I refuse to forget. I will not forget.

I may be able with God's mercy and grace be able to forgive but I will forever despise the arrogance and hatred that is still being shown toward us to this day. Why? Because this was not only an act against this country, it was a sinful act against other human beings and souls. Not only an act against this country but the whole world that believes in human freedom and love for all mankind.

An act that reaps of arrogance and control. An act against humanity itself. An act against freedom. An act against love for all mankind. An arrogance of total self-centeredness.

We have seen this before in Nazi Germany and other countries to this day and peoples that have grown to believe that others are worth being slaughtered because they don't believe like that should or live like someone thinks they should live. Therefore they are inferior and worthless in the eyes of beholders.

Having stated all of this, I now stand firm in my believe that the war our people are fighting is in this country not across the oceans. We may not have such a horrible act as occurred on September 11, 2001, placed upon us again but the acts of aggression are among us.

9/11 10th Anniversary Tribute

My heart and prayers go out to the families and friends that lost love ones on this day. I thank God for those that stepped up and helped during those concrete smoked filled days. I thank God for all those still fighting for the rights of us all. Let our prayers be true and our minds be set forward on a better time. Remember that those who put their life in harm's way against evil and destruction will someday be rewarded with victory.

Join me this Sunday, September 11, 2011 with prayers that ring through the events at ground zero. The mayor of New York has declared that NO prayers will be heard from  anyone attending. Let's show him that millions of voices will not go unheard. The one thing that helped so many around the world on that horrible day was the ability to pray. Prayer was and is our strength and we shall never allow anyone to take that away from us. NO ONE.

God Bless You


I have opened up and stated my thoughts. If you would like to state your feelings please feel free to leave a comment below. All I ask is that you keep your words civil.

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