Memorial Day Thoughts/Sept 11, 2001

I had read an Dear Diary entry written by one of the members and what this person wrote had touched my heart. After reading that Dear Diary Entry I had read another entry by another Dear Diary writer that also touched my heart to a degree that brought back the day of September 11 – the day we were attack by terrorists. Today is Memorial Day, this day is a good day to relive and remember September 11 and those who died to keep the freedom of America alive. I do not like war between people or countries but if we have to fight for what we believe in, then I am not against fighting for what we believe in. As a young woman who is disabled with mild case of cerebral palsy, I do take a stand for the rights of the disabled and handicapped. As for the men and women who died to save the entrapped victims of the attack on America, we need to keep them in our prayers and thoughs as those who did die did leave loved ones and friends behind to mourn their losses.

I did think, at first truly, that the planes crashing into the World Trade Center was just an accident and not an act of terrorism, but as the day wore on, I noticed that the news was talking about the attack all day long. At first, which was downright rude of me, I just blew off the attack on America as an accident and I blew it off, but I noticed how serious it was when I kept hearing the radios blastiing around me about the World Trade Center being destroyed by two planes because of the act of Terrorism. After realizing that the act of terrorism had affected many people and it was national and world wide news, I thought of never flying again but my dad and step dad both encouraged me to fly and show the terrorists that I was not afraid and I can go on with my life and I did fly to New Mexico to see my mom and step father and my Flyer Pup Sis. Flyer is a Basengi. My heart did, even though I did take that big step, kept going to those who were lost in the attack trying to save those people who had fallen victim to the attack – innocent or not – and m heart cried for those who left loved ones behind.

Just remembering that day on September 11 has brought the true meaning of Memorial Day to my heart. Reading other entries at Dear Diary has made me realize that Memorial Day is not just to remember those who died in war years ago in WWI & WWII, Vietnam, and Gulf War. Today another war is going on in other countries in order to fend for our freedom and our rights as the United States. I don’t like war but… …I will fight for my rights as an individual who is disabled, etc…

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Well…For now I have to run. I am going to a potluck picnic with three other friends this afternoon and so I need to run. I have typed more today because my right hand is on the mend again and typing is becoming easy again. I still one into problems now and then but they can be overlooked – I type hitting other keys on the keyboard yet but not as often as I did at the very beginning of having a problem with my right hand. I need to take a rest from typing now anyway. I am going to leave today with the words sung by Lee Greenwod that I copied from one of the Dear Diary entries I read earlier today. Let’s see what you think of those words now.

God Bless the America

Lee Greenwood

If tomorrow all the things were gone

I’d worked for all my life,

And I had to start again

with just my children and my wife,

I’d thank my lucky stars

to be living here today,

‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom

and they can’t take that away.

I’m proud to be an American

where at least I know I’m free,

And I won’t forget the men who died

who gave that right to me,

And I gladly stand up next to you

and defend her still today,

‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land

God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota

to the hills of Tennessee,

Across the plains of Texas

from sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston

and New York to L.A.,

There’s pride in every American heart

and it’s time we stand and say:

I’m proud to be an American

where at least I know I’m free,

And I won’t forget the men who died

who gave that right to me,

And I gladly stand up next to you

and defend her still today,

‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land

God Bless the U.S.A.


Author: ksmiley

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