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Most of us have them: images that will never leave us, no matter how old we get. Images that are seared into our memory. For me, one of the hardest for me is the very clear memory of watching the news with my mom on September 11, 2001. We knew something had happened in New York at a place I had seen in pictures, but had never known the name. One of the World Trade Center towers was burning. Some said it was a bomb, others said a small plane, while other said that a large plane had hit it.

Then, the life changing moment: They were showing a wide shot of the burning tower and out of the corner of the screen was plane. The image of watching that plane race toward the second tower and then hit it.

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Those of you who are to young to remember missed the horror, but also the amazing things that happened after. Like a new president rising to the occasion and helping a nation grieve and reminding them we would rise from the ashes. Like a nation that for a few month was bound together by the fact that we were American's nothing more. Like flags being sold out and on back order. Every house had a flag flying or a cross out.

May we never forget the lessons we learned that day. May all of us lift our heads and be proud that we have risen out of the ashes.

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May God bless our troops, and may God continue to Bless America.

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  1. I was three when it happened. And even though I was so young, I still remember how shocked everyone was to hear of it. Not until years later did the event really connect with that memory, but even now I can remember vividly...even without our family having a television, it was a big shock to everyone.

  2. Well said Sarah friend. Keep sharing your heart. We love hearing it.