9-11-01, A Tribute
I have wanted to say this since this tragedy happened.
It is hard to express our feelings about the events that occurred on 9-11-01 in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania. All of us at Nuggets in the Hood remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard that a plane had stuck one of the Twin Towers. (My first thought was that it was a small plane and I wondered how a pilot could not see those 110 story buildings.) As the events began to unfold, there were feelings of fear, sadness and anger. In the days and weeks that followed that terrible day, we have all wanted to do our part to remember the victims of that day. Indeed, we are all victims. We are also Native New Yorkers. We mourn the loss of life and the destruction of those magnificent buildings what had been a part of our lives for 25 years. This is our tribute to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
2 tall symbols of one man’s vision piercing the night sky.
Extraordinary view from the top and the bottom.
Directional landmark by land, sea or air.
Standing side by side, like the number 11. On 9/11 they all died.
Hundreds of voices silenced in the thunderous roar of pulverized concrete and twisted steel.
Someone’s husband, wife, son, daughter, friend, co-worker.
They live always in our hearts, in our resolve to rebuild.
If not the structures, at least we will rebuild our lives.
For we all were touched by this great lost-directly or indirectly.
Ah, but we will not bow to the deeds of mad men.
We stiffen our backs – straight and strong as the Towers themselves.
We stand tall and united. More than ever before.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
Written August 19, 2002.
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