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