Some of this post is taken from last year’s post, I just added some new thoughts.
It’s been 18 years since America was attacked by terrorists. That day, the world stopped turning for just a little while.
They say when a big tragedy such as 9/11 occurs that you will always remember where you were. It’s totally true.
I still remember where I was on September 11, 2001. It’s been 18 years but I will always remember where I was.
I was a freshman in college, taking classes at the local community college. I had a late day that day so I was sleeping in when the phone rang. It was my mom calling from work telling me to turn on the TV right away.
I turned on the TV just to see the second plane hit the tower. I was in shock. What was going on??
I went to class as usual and was sitting in my psychology class when the professor stopped talking and just looked at us. He then told us that he couldn’t teach, that everything that was going on was just so surreal and that we were dismissed.
That day changed America, obviously. People were nicer, kinder. Churches filled up. People were scared and looking for answers.
It’s been 18 years. But I remember it as if it were yesterday.
People flocked to the church. Pews were filled.
America was hurt. America was down. Down but not out.
As a nation, we rose back up slowly. We became united as one.
Where were you that September day?
Where were you when the world stopped turnin’
That September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or workin’ on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Risin’ against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?
Did you weep for the children, they lost their dear loved ones
Pray for the ones who don’t know?
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below?
Did you burst out with pride for the red, white, and blue
And the heroes who died just doin’ what they do?
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters?
I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN, but I’m not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love