Today I remember ...
...exactly what I was doing that morning six years ago.
...the sadness I felt as I watched the news not just that morning; but all day long.
...holding my children close - and thanking God they were still with me.
...praying for those whose loved ones fate was unknown.
...praying for my country - more than I had ever done in my lifetime before that day.
...how much patriotic spirit filled my heart.
...how the word "freedom" seemed much more defined and much more precious.
Today I say "Thank You..."
...to the firefighters and paramedics who gave their lives doing their duty.
...to the soldiers who signed their names on the line - surrendering their present life to serve in the defence of our country.
...to the President of the United States - who did his best to console a grieving nation
...to the brave citizens whose stories were told after the fact - that inspired me due to their bravery, selfless sacrifice, an heroic acts
...to the doctor's and nurses who stood ready to help the hurting - all night long
...to the volunteers who went down to care for the needs of the rescue workers
I will never forget -
"God Bless America - Land that I love!"