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"The Dust of September"...



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Wikipedia:There were 2,974 fatalities, excluding the 19 hijackers: 246 on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,603 in New York City in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. An additional 24 people remain listed as missing. All of the fatalities in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon.More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

*I Can't believe it's been 7 years. ..doesn't seem that long ago, and in other ways it seems like a life time.
I remember doing Middays  in Tampa, Florida (WHPT 102.5).  I couldn't believe what I had seen on TV.  No Way this could have been real. YES, IT WAS... It was so hard for me to get information out to people about what was going on & what was happening, without breaking down in tears. Although I will never forget how I felt, I cannot imagine the 'FEELING' of those who lost loved ones! The loss they are still coping with & trying to deal w/ each & everyday.
...The one...for a word "GOOD" thing that did happen shortly after the 'Devistation' of 9-11...Was the "UNITY" people had w/ one another. We all Mourned together, consoled one another...STOOD UP FOR OURSELVES 'TOGETHER'...YOU SAW FLAGS FLYING HIGH...UNITED WE STAND!!!  But, I don't see that very much these days...
...I thought I would share a poem I found, 7 years ago, that was written by a 4th Grader named Christine Morrison from Salem, Ohio, shortly after watching everything unfold on TV. She went into her bedroom and wrote this poem. Her  4th Grade Teacher thought it was so special that she sent a copy to President Bush. Christine received a special letter from Mrs. Bush thanking her for the poem. Her Grandparents, Larue & Herb Morrison sent the poem to Dear Abby, which is where I found it 7 years ago.  I have hung on to a copy of my own all these years, and especially on this day, I read it & find it stills FITS EVEN 7 YEARS LATER... TAKE A LOOK & SEE HOW YOU 'FEEL'...


"THE DUST OF SEPTEMBER" by Christine Morrison, Grade 4  (9/11/01)



The dust of September 

The dust, the smoke, the clouds

from the dust of September.

The sadness, the sorrow, the darkness from the dust of September.The pretty sites are gone, the love, the death

from the dust of September.

The families, the lives taken away

by the dust of September.

Our country is sad, but our country still stands

in the dust of September.

Our flag still waves

through the dust of September.

We will never break, we will stand together

through the dust of September.

People hurt, hearts broken, but we survive

...IN THE DUST OF SEPTEMBER.





...Amazing how a 4th grader (10-11 years old) hit it right on the head 7 years ago.
"WE WILL  NEVER BREAK, WE WILL STAND TOGETHER, THRU THE DUST OF SEPTEMBER"
...one of my Favorite lines of the Poem
. Still rings true today.
Remember those who have 'LOST THEIR LIVES', 'THOSE WHO ARE LIVING w/ THE LOSS',
'THOSE WHO SAVED OTHERS'...



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... & 'THOSE WHO ARE STILL DOING THEIR PART TO KEEP US SAFE'...
"YOU ROCK!!"...
... DON'T FORGET TO SEND 'BIG LOVE'...


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09/11/2008 6:52AM
"The Dust of September"...
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