Friday, September 11, 2009

9-11... 8 Years Later...

...Tonight, the streets of Heaven are lined with angels...

Eight years ago today...

In respectful memory...

American Airlines Flight 11
United Airlines Flight 175
American Airlines Flight 77
United Airlines Flight 93
343 FDNY Fire Fighters
The men and women who perished when the Twin Towers Fell

"You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy."
~~Colin Powell

Lighting a candle for each life lost that day, each family affected, every American who's died fighting in the wars that followed 9-11-01, each first responder of that day who now suffer health problems...

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey" -- Kenji Miyazawa (1896-1933)

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted"-- Jesus Christ on the Mount, Matthew 5:4

"Mourning is love with no place to go"-- anon.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal". ~From a headstone in Ireland

Hope For The Future

Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
~~Arundhati Roy

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
~~Dale Carnegie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them.
~~Louisa May Alcott

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
~~Mohandas K. Ghandi

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. The Trumpet of Conscience
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

1 comment:

Laura Hamby said...

The Obama Administration has designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

What a beautiful way to pay homage to the lives lost this day, what a fitting legacy to their memories.