Friday, September 11, 2009

My Two Cents.....

I have seen so many posts about 9/11. How people felt that day. Nearly everyone remembers what they were doing when it happened. I certainly do.

It was such a devastating day for our country. I wish I could say I thought we came out for the better. I think that initially we did. Our country become one. We didn't care about the "issues" that burden our society. We cared about humanity, we cared about our brothers and sisters that were suffering injuries and loss, we cared about the public servants that sacrificed their lives for others, we flew our American Flags everyday just because we could. It was terribly humbling that a nation could come together so powerfully.

You know what I wish.....
I wish we could come together like that for no reason at all. Now that would be POWERFUL.

What do you think?

7 comments:

Éimí (Amy in Gaelic) said...

I completely agree. We still fly our flag every day. We still have patriotic things around our house every day. But then again, we're a military family, and we're a firefighting family. We don't need one date to remember the sacrifices that are made every day. I love your two cents

Tara said...

I agree also. The activity surrounding the 'coming together' was terrible and unfortunate but it was amazing. Everybody seemed to put their issues aside, cared a little more for their neighbor and strangers and showed a love for their country.

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

I agree it's sad when it only happens when a hurricane hits or acts of terrorism.

Stopping by from blogfrog to say HI

Rhett and Tiffanie Jackson said...

totally agree...i feel like we were only united for a micro minute then all hell fell apart! why is it so hard to get along! why is everything
made to be soo hard!...our poor founding fathers (of all political views) are rolling in their graves...right now i feel like we are so divided and close to being broken (not broke...we already are that! lol!)...BROKEN! makes me sad!

mamabirdsblog said...

It was a great feeling. But, in truth, our country has always been divided, that's what being a democracy is all about. If we all agreed, I don't know that I would recognize us! I do think our founding fathers would be disappointed in how far we've strayed from their ideals, but also be proud of what a great country we've become. I continue to hold out hope that it can't get any worse, only better.

Mandy said...

What I wish is not that we could all agree but that we could value and recognize the differences that make us individuals.

Big Mama Cass said...

I wish that too. I wished it even more when election was going on. I can't believe how Americans acted around that time and how many of them continue to act today towards our new president. It makes me embarrassed for our country. :(

 
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