Do you remember?
Where were you 12 years ago today? I was working in industrial sales, covering the office when I got a call “something is going on in New York.” I turned on the television to see the images that we all remember so well. The unthinkable happened – a huge, well choreographed attack on the United States. I, with most of the nation, was stunned as I watched the news. As our service technicians called in, I told them to finish up and go home.
Later that afternoon the church called saying there would be a prayer service. And so we all gathered together, confused, scared and angry. And we took all of that to the Lord. The following Sunday nearly every church in America was packed with worshippers, for when there is no where else to turn, we turn to God.
Today, 12 years later, we remember. We remember the horrific images of the twin towers falling. We remember the smoke blackened faces of the emergency workers as they valiantly strived to save lives. We remember the sadness on the face of those seeking their loved ones in the buildings. We remember the heroes of flight 93 as they sacrificed their lives stopping one of the planes. We remember the American flag being lifted up, for no country, no group, or no person can keep this nation down. And we remember to pray. We remember to give God thanks for the blessings of this nation.
“While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. ”
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.