16th Anniversary of September 11

Today, on the anniversary of September 11, I would like to offer my prayers and thoughts for the victims of those tragically affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Last year, on the 15th anniversary, I wrote a post about my visit to the World Trade Center site in 2013.  This year, I would like to share my favorite poem commemorating this difficult event in US history.

Eagle shed a tear today
As he flew over his domain,
He heard and watched his children die
And his heart cried out in pain.

But from the crash, mid smoke and ash,
Grew a power both great and rare;
It touched the souls of young and old
And gathered them in prayer.

Oh hatred you may cast your blows,
And death inflict your stings,
But we have faith in God above,
And the Eagle spread his wings.

He flew on high up in the sky
And called to all who’d hear;
Unite with me in firm resolve,
We will not live in fear.

We will not rest, we will not cease,
And terror will not reign;
We vow to you now gone beyond
You did not die in vain.

The sun will rise, the sun will set,
And time will not abide;
But rest assured we will not forget
The day the Eagle cried.

— Shirley Hall

Dedicating this post to those who were lost, and those who survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  You will never be forgotten!  Not today, not ever.

 

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