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The terrorist attack against our nation, which happened a decade ago, is a long time for some. However for many, the day feels all too close. The deeply seared memories of the human sufferings and acts of heroism, which took place on that day, changed our nation.
The nation was in shock when terrorists decided to hijack our airplanes and turn them into weapons. It was beyond anyone’s belief that something so horrific could happen on our own soil. It would be one thing if it were just the destruction of the Twin Towers or damage to the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA, but almost 3,000 people perished, from the attack, leaving a scar on the soul of America.
Americans came together as one, in the emotional aftermath of 9-11. We were united by grief, had compassion for those who died along with their families, and showed loyalty to our country.
Please join the country in a moment of silence on Sunday morning, at 8:46 (Eastern Time). This should be a time to reflect on what we all lost, as well as on the courage and common purpose that lived and still resides, deep within the American people.
10 of us blogging friends would like you to join in this day of remembrance, by stopping by each blog to see a project made for the tenth anniversary of 9-11.
Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Vicki - http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
Lisa - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
There are certain things that hold an impact on our lives that we remember exactly where we were that particular day, or that particular person. Your first kiss, President JFK shot, the birth of your child, and "Where we you when the world stopped turning". I know exactly where I was and what I was feeling with each of those things as I am sure you remember. My first kiss was John Mark Marlburg at my parents' back door of their home listening to Tommy James and the Shondells "I Think We're Alone Now", 6th grade at Elroy School and my teacher was called from the room and came back in with uncontrollable tears and couldn't speak, St. Clair Hospital with Dr. Williams in his leather jacket and pants and Jen's father drinking alcohol and completely drunk and wanted to know who this guy was in his leather jacket and pants; and at work where I was a graphic artist at the time for a local advertising agency wanting to get home and just hug my daughter who was at Duquesne University and my "current" beau, Bob - just to have us all home and hold each other. Its amazing what an impact how things have on our lives and how we can remember each detail!
A lot of artists wrote, recorded and sang songs which had an impact on our lives. It was the music awards and Alan Jackson came on the stage, sat on a stool and sang this song with no accompaniment. What an impact this held! This song was and still a very emotional song after that fateful day and expresses what I wanted to express for today.
I made a display piece that has an ivory ribbon when hung twirls around to see both sides being able to see all the wording. The Everday Paper Dolls were cut at 2.25 inches and are dressed as "everyday" people as the whole world was affected. I have a fireman and policeman that were courageous going into the burning towers not thinking of their own lives but going to save others. The other "people" I have are doctor, nurse (for helping to save the injured that were rescued), waitress who could have been at the corner diner, chef who could have been in Tower 1 at the very top preparing a breakfast, farmer who sat by his television or radio glued listening, a career woman who might have been at work in the twin towers, construction worker, and an engineer. The project has the words for "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning" and my little people holding each other's hands giving courage, and strength to each other.
I pray for the first responders and their families, all who lost their lives needlessly and the impact this had on the United States that we may find peace for this senseless slaughter.
Your next stop on the hop is Vicki.
I have some blog candy for you - a rubber stamp that says "USA" with an eagle, 5 yards of white ribbon and red stars, and selection of star buttons and embellishments by just leaving a comment and telling me where you were.