Like so many of you, our days leading up to September 11th each year are spent remembering the horrible events of that awful day in history. This year has been no different as we pause to remember where we were when we heard the news, how we reacted with stunned silence and then tears when we saw the images and heard the terrible stories as they unfolded in front of our eyes.
We all know this is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack but our thoughts here are also with the family of a little girl born on 9/11 in Tucson who did not live to see her tenth birthday. Christina-Taylor Green lost her life in the shooting back in January that seriously injured our Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed five others. Christina was the hope for the future, the pride of her family, the reminder that out of something bad, good could come.
Let us never forget any of those who not only lost, but gave their lives that day.
We have a sampler that contains this verse:
|Red for brave hearts that burn|
| With liberty,|
|White for the peace they earn|
| Making men free,|| |
|Stars for the Heaven above,—|
| Blue for the deep,|
|Where, in their country’s love,|
| Heroes shall sleep.|
The first time I read it I was tearful and I thought of the lives from wars long forgotten to those more recent. It was written by Wallace Rice and is titled "Under the Stars"
. It seems fitting to post it this weekend.