Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9/11: We're Still Standing

I forget each year just how much time the beginning of school takes up.  My little blog defintely was put on the back burner these past 2 weeks!

However, on a day like today, I just have to take a moment to remember the terrible series of events 11 years ago.  My post last year said much of what I personally felt/experienced on that day.  You can read about it HERE

This year, I just wanted to share a poem I saw that was written by a student named Hannah Schoechert.  She was in 7th grade at the time.  I thought her poem beautifully captured the emotions of that day.

We're Still Standing

Those twin towers
Standing tall with pride,
Fell with grieving hearts.
Stunned, America cried.

But we’re still standing.

Bin Laden tried
To crush our land,
But we stood our ground
With our flag in hand.

And we’re still standing.

Red for valor
And the blood that fell.
White for purity
Our heroes tell.
Blue for the justice
That will be done,
Proving once more
These colors don’t run.

And we’re still standing.


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