Revisiting September 11th, 2001

As we enter this solemn weekend, please be sure to take a moment to revisit your feelings, your memories, the photographs and news from that fateful day, September 11th 2001. Share the stories with your children. Tell them where you were, and how you felt that day. Tell them about the brave and the fallen. We must remember and learn. My daughter was born that year. It is hard for me to imagine that she has no recollection about that day. We must share with our children. Talk, cry and remember.  

I look back and when I was talking to my son I realized that in some ways the terrorists won. We have become a nation over the last 10 years that is careful how we speak; concerned about flags in front of banks or a flag lapel pin on a work shirt; worried that we will offend some one. Who? We have given up freedoms at the airport. We allow ourselves to be censored and monitored in ways that before 2001 we did not dream of, we only read about it in books. This weekend we must remember who we were on 9/10 and then who we became on 9/12. Lets all stand together in memoriam for those who died:  the first responders, the moms, dads, friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters, sons, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Let’s stand and grab onto each other uniting in this tragedy: strong in our love of God, our love for our Country, and our love for each other. Be the 9/12 person every day. Our group is based on the 9 Principles and 12 Values that stems out of the friendship, camaraderie and desire to help each other as we did on September 12, 2001.  Review the prior Values of the Month posts as well as September’s Value – Friendship.

Stand for your beliefs.  Stand for our Country.  Stand for our Constitution.  Stand for each other.

God Bless you all, 

Shannon and Doug Armstrong 

Founders, South Florida 912


One Response to “Revisiting September 11th, 2001”
  1. StevenR SteveR says:

    Well said Shannon.

    I’m heading to NYC in the morning to be at the opening & dedication of the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero on Sunday morning. This will be my first visit to the site since 2002, when I accompanied my sister down into the pit to lay a flower in the reflecting pools they set up for the remembrance that year, in honor of my brother-in-law.

    This year I go with mixed emotions. And of course apprehension due to the heighten security alert & apparent credible threat.

    Of course it’s a terrible day to recall and being there will bring all those memories flooding back. But I’m glad that the memorial waterfalls/fountains, with the names of all those that were lost in both Towers, the four planes, the Pentagon and in the 1993 bombing is now there so that those of us that lost someone will have a place to go to remember them.

    More importantly the memorial and the museum – slated to open next year – will ensure that future generations will know exactly what happened on September 11th, 2001. They will know who committed the heinous acts of mass murder and hopefully their evil motives as well.

    Now we must make sure that the progressives, groups like CAIR, ISNA, The Muslim Brotherhood and others that would like to rewrite history don’t get away with indoctrinating the public in general and our children in particular with falsehoods and half truths about Shariah, Jihad and genuine the evil we continue to face.

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