Thursday, September 10, 2009

In Case Anyone Forgot...


September 11 is upon us once again...A day that should always be remembered by Americans...Not just for the sadness and anger and fear it brought us...But also for the strength and character of many people that we saw because of this tragedy...

I don't forget...I won't forget...I can give you every single detail of my life that day...Where I was and what I was doing when the first plane hit...The phone ringing moments later...Not answering it...Listening to the message from my mom...Putting on the TV and being horrified and angry when the second plane hit...I remember everything...

I remember my wife hours later wanting to get out of our apartment, to try and get away from it...But we couldn't...Our first child was due in a few months...We stopped at a store and got a couple things, including a baby toy...We still have, and knowing my wife, we'll always have it...

We went to eat...TVs were on, with the volume all the way up...We barely ate...We fell asleep with the TV on...I'm sure we weren't the only ones...I got 3 hours of sleep and went to work...But none of us at work cared about doing our jobs...

Yes, I'm rambling...This is just me remembering something I can't forget, even if I wanted to...None of us should forget...That's just my feeling...So take a moment as you go through your day...And just remember those that lost their lives that day...Remember those who lost loved ones...And remember the greatness we saw in people as they were experiencing the worst moment of their lives...And be grateful for yours...

That said, I thought I'd share one of my favorite versions of The National Anthem...In 1968 when Jose Feliciano performed it...He was booed...He had stirred things up...Something that has always happened in this country, and has helped make us what we are...In my opinion, it's just beautiful....




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If that doesn't cover it...Maybe Zakk Wylde can...


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In case you forgot...I'm here remembering...
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Later, The Beeze.

5 comments:

-A said...

here's a little more American History for you. September 11, 1777 - The Battle of Brandywine - we lost over 1,200 fighting for our freedom. (The Brits lost less than 100)

We should remember them too.

The BEEZE said...

Good bit of history -A...Thanks!

Lester's Legends said...

Good for you Beeze. Seems too many have forgotten.

The BEEZE said...

Lester, I'm glad I'm not alone...I was just over at your place...Very nice post.

Crazy Canton Cuts said...

I WON'T forget bro