In the process, I read a poem composed by a gifted lady in our church family named Pat Walker. As so many of you have requested it, I am posting her poem here today. (For permission to reprint, please contact me thorough this website and I will place you in touch with Mrs. Walker.)
September 11, 2001: A Day We Will Never Forget
Where were you on this tragic day
That our world was forever changed?
A day when all our hopes and dreams
And for many of us, our priorities, rearranged.
It started out as just another day
People rushing to where commitments led
Never for a second did anyone dream
Of the tragic events that lay ahead.
It all happened so very quickly
There was no time to really think
But as all the unbelievable scenes unfolded
It made our hearts and spirits sink.
Thousands lost their lives that day
In the towers, the Pentagon, and in the planes they perished
Also, men and women who answered their call
Forever their memory we'll always cherish.
In all the chaos people came
To share their love and help others cope
Such outpouring of unity and strength
Gave all the world a brand new hope.
We will keep this day always in our hearts
Not ever forgetting the strength and examples so many set
United we'll stand and keep looking to God
Promising to all - September 11, 2001 We Will Never Forget.
SOURCE: Copyright by Pat Walker, Lenoir City, TN. September 11, 2016. All rights reserved. Again, for permission to reprint, please contact me thorough this website and I will gladly place you in touch with Mrs. Walker.