Image courtesy of "Marine Corps and Patriotic Graphics" by David Kidd
A helicopter flies over the burning Pentagon Tuesday, September 11, 2001, 4: 55 PM, in Arlington, VA.  The Washington Monument can be seen at right, through the smoke.  The White House roof is visible in the trees of Washington at right. 
(AP Photo/Tom Horan)

"A group of my friends and carpool passengers (also friends) walked home from the Natural History Museum yesterday noon, across the 14th Street bridge and around the burning Pentagon.  We're shaken, but not stopped... We're Americans..." 
Chip Clark, NNHS Class of 1965
Wednesday, September 12, 2001

"We are at war."
President George W. Bush
Saturday, September 15, 2001

"September 11, 2001 will be placed among America's most infamous days.  The fabric of our great Nation, though tattered, is not torn beyond repair.  Old Glory is bowed now in mourning, but still flies proudly from sea to sea.  From the ashes we will rebuild.  Out of our sorrow will arise great anger, and we will track down and destroy the perpetrators of America's greatest sadness.  On Friday the 14th we chose to reflect and remember, but the insufferable bastards who brought their evil to our shores will never, never forget!"
James W. Parker, J.D., President, NNHS Class of 1962
Sunday, September 16, 2001


September 11, 2002 is soon approaching

On that day, please wear red, white and blue to work
or school to show your support for those who lost
their lives on 9~11~01 and to honor the heroes who
worked to save them and the families left behind.  

At noon your time on September 11, 2002, no matter
where you are or what you are doing, stop, put your
hand on your heart, and say the Pledge of
Allegiance ~ out loud or to yourself ~ and say a prayer for
our nation.

If all of us do this together in every time zone
around the world, we will have a powerful chain of
thoughts surrounding us.

Please spread this word to your friends and family.

By September 11, 2002 hopefully enough people will
have read this and will join together in unity.



Please join us on 9/11!
We have a month to get the word out all across this great land we love 
and call 
the United States of America. 
 On Wednesday, September 11, 
2002 everyone in the USA who will be driving a motor vehicle is asked 
to drive with their headlights on during daylight hours.

Though no explanation is needed as to why we are commemorating 
September 11, we hope more importantly to pay respect to 
the victims of that day, show our nation's solidarity and show support for 
our men and women of the Armed Forces.

Remember --- 9/11 LIGHTS ON!

September 11, 2002 - A Way To Honor Our Nation Together

God Bless the U.S.A.



(This link was brought to our attention by Henry Hoyle.  Thanks, Henry!)


9-11: A tribute to the more than 3,000 lives lost





September 11, 2001:

 Many souls were lost but our spirits were found. 

*****************   ~*~  

It is now one year since the tragic incidents of September 11th 2001.

We had a face off with great danger but we also saw great

courage. We were faced with despair... yet experienced renewed

faith in the strength and resolve of this great country.

We are Strong.

We are Americans.

*****************   ~*~    *****************

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    When tomorrow starts without me
And I'm not there to see
   If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me.

    I wish so much you wouldn't cry
    The way you did today
    While thinking of the many things
    We didn't get to say.

    I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
    And each time that you think of me
    I know you'll miss me too

    But when tomorrow starts without me
    Please try to understand
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand

    And said my place was ready
    In heaven far above
    And that I'd have to leave behind
    All those I dearly love

    But when I walked through heaven's gates
    I felt so much at home
    When God looked down and smiled at me
    From His great golden throne

    He said, "This is eternity
    And all I've promised you
    Today for life on earth is past
    But here it starts anew.

    I promise no tomorrow
    For today will always last,
    And since each day's the same way
    There's no longing for the past.

    So when tomorrow starts without me
    Don't think we're far apart,
    For every time you think of me
    I'm right here in your heart.

  This moment of silence message is dedicated to all the thousands of
  innocent people who died in the horrible incident that took place on
  Tues. Sept. 11, 2001.

(This poem courtesy of Janice McCain Rose.  Thanks, Janice!)




By Christine Morrison, Grade 4

The dust of September
The dust, the smoke, the clouds
from the dust of September.
The sadness, the sorrow, the darkness
from the dust of September.
The pretty sites are gone, the love, the death
from the dust of September.
The families, the lives taken away
by the dust of September.

Our country is sad, but our country still stands
in the dust of September.
Our flag still waves
through the dust of September.
We will never break, we will stand together
through the dust of September.
People hurt, hearts broken, but we survive
in the dust of September.






While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.

 God bless America, land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains To the prairies,
To the ocean white with foam,
God bless America, My home, sweet home.

--- Irving Berlin, 1918; revised 1938

The original version of this was written during the summer of 1918 at Camp Upton, located in Yaphank, Long Island, for "Yip, Yip, Yaphank". He never used the song, and it remained tucked away until 1938. In the fall of 1938, Berlin decided to write a song about peace. He recalled his "God Bless America" from twenty years earlier, altered parts to update popular sentiment, and  introduced it to the world on November 11, 1938, by Kate Smith.



This link was brought to our attention by Joyce Lawrence Cahoon.  Thanks, Joyce!


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This image was suggested by Sandi Bateman Chestnut.  Thanks, Sandi!