Whenever I remember the events on 9/11, I cannot separate image from emotion. And I see my emotions reflected on the face of every American whose eyes met with mine during those tragic hours, days, weeks following that unanticipated attack against our country. Looking back on those days, I recall that we were all brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. Who wouldn’t have given his right arm or just a shoulder to lean on to anyone else who needed it? It was also a moment for the American people to shine in virtue.
Here is a video you may not have seen yet. It shows us as we truly are — ordinary, common, everyday people — true Americans and true heroes. If this were you, I know you would have done the same thing.
Thank you to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their countrymen and brothers in need that day. Let us offer special prayers for the deceased and their families. Let us forgive our enemies. And let us thank God for the gifts we have received as a nation. May we always strive to be more worthy and never forget the many gifts God has given us.
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Thanks for this Biltrix. God Bless, SR
God bless you too, SR!
Thanks for fresh tears, more sweet than bitter.
Your tears are counted as prayers. God bless you, Kathie!
Thanks for sharing the video. I had never heard of this. Tears.
I cried too. This is the first time I ‘ve seen this video. Just wonderful. Thank you.
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The video imbedded here is about the boat rescues on 9/11. I had never heard of this before. Awesome! Bring Kleenex for what is said, as well as the memories it is sure to evoke.
Thanks for sharing Lilly! God bless you! Keeping you in my prayers.
Still makes me cry – not just the horror and the evil but the courage and self-sacrifice of everyone who gave their time to help those in distress. Goodness triumphs even in the darkest evil. Thanks, Biltrix.
Thank you. Sharing.
I really needed my Kleenex for this one. Sent the link for this post to many people. It is such an awesome video and reflection. Thanks, and many blessings to you.
Thanks, everyone, for the comments and for rebloging and sharing. God bless you all!
What a powerful and awesome video! Really shows the American spirit. We come together as Americans in the face of tragedy. I will never forget where I was on 9/11. I was driving to Steubenville listening to the radio when I heard that planes had hit the twin towers. It was so surreal I honestly thought I was listening to a piece of fiction until I talked with Kevin.
Hi Teresa! By the way… Sorry for mentioning this here, but I had problems getting blocked when trying to access your blog — the same problems I mentioned before. This is because I am back at the same place were I was when I had the aforementioned issue. It is an issue with the server here, and the IT people, well… I’ll work it out. But I am mentioning it because I would have sent you the notification of the awards (two of them) by commenting on your blog, but I could not do that. Sorry for mentioning this here, but I wanted to let you know. I’ll see what I can do to fix it on my end. God bless!
No problem. Thank you for both awards. A conservative blogger friend mentioned to me that he had gotten a malware message after updating his malware software so maybe its on my end. I checked once and it said the site was ok but I’ll check again very soon. Although no one else has said they’ve had a malware issue on my site so I’m not sure. God Bless.
It was surreal! That is exactly how I would describe my experience. I was in Rome, Italy, at the time. Before I heard the news, I saw the images on a large TV screen without volume. I did not know exactly what I was seeing, but somehow I knew it was not a movie, even though that is what it appeard to be. I was in shock before I knew actually heard the truth of what had happened. Americans who could not leave Rome, because their flights were canceled, were walking around like zombies until they found another American they could talk to. It was worse being oversees at that time because you felt so disconnected and useless. You just wanted to get back to your family and friends.