As I sit and think of you each day, you are always in my prayers,
Remembering often, you my friends, who were always there.
How hard it is each day now, all your families try to cope,
And as a Nation gathering close, we always will have hope.
For freedom comes at such a costly price, the world shall hear your cries,
And all those souls before you , who gave up all their lives.
For one bright light to shine throughout this great united land, to bring us
all together, standing tall was our master plan.
One Nation under God, we hold to our values true,
to watch closely while the stars wave, the red, the white, the blue.
And in our hearts and minds, our Faith shall always stay strong, to help us
through this terrible time the nights that seem so long.
And then I think of you my friends, your memories are mine,
For I will keep you with me to guide me when it’s time.
Your lives are all a celebration to all that knew you well,
For within us all you shall remain, across this land We’ll tell.
Freedom rings throughout the land and we shall perservere,
To once again stand tall each day and remember those we hold dear.
That out of all this mass destruction, terror, death and fear,
The world will stand a little taller now, and wipe clear all our tears.
To think you lost your lives for us, for a cause that seems so great,
Lest we forget that God holds tight, and we can’t control our fate.
By Melissa Herr, Resources Services - Washington
September 21, 2001