God Bless America

My husband and I visited Ground Zero six months after 9/11. I will never forget our trip there nor will any of us forget where we were that beautiful September morning when everything changed.

This morning when I got up I thought I would blog about our experience visiting Ground Zero back in early 2002 but then we went to our 5-year-old nephew’s soccer game. We were at the soccer field at 8:45 a.m. and I observed a private moment of silence and thought about all those people in New York City, in the World Trade Towers, the people on Flight 93 and the people in the Pentagon.

When I looked up I saw all the young children running around on this equally beautiful September morning. I thought about how they weren’t even born when September 11th happened and I was glad for them that they had not lived through it. Of course, I couldn’t help but worry what they and our country might face in the years ahead. I can’t control the future, I must have faith. One thing I know for sure.

In 1814, when the Star Spangled Banner was written our flag WAS still there, after September 11th it IS still there and when these children are adults it will CONTINUE to be there.

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave

— Francis Scott Key


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