Tuesday, September 11, 2018

We Have Forgotten.


It's Tuesday morning.

September 11th.

8:46 AM.


If you weren't already aware, hopefully you now remember what today is. Seventeen years ago right now (supposing you're reading this within one hour and forty-two minutes of when I posted), a terrorist attack was taking place on American soil. The first since Pearl Harbor—sixty years prior.

Hijacked planes flew into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Another hit the Pentagon—the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense—in Arlington County, Virginia.

A fourth, which was intended for the White House, was overtaken by heroic passengers and crashed in a field in Stonycreek, Pennsylvania.

2,996 people lost their lives—2,562 civilian victims, 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, and the 19 hijackers. Not to mention the over six thousand who were injured and lived to tell about it.


Was any of this news to you? Was a lot of it?

These are questions, among others, that I had to painfully answer as I did some research before setting out to write this post. There are a lot of things about that day and the subsequent war that I didn't know and still do not know.

But I want to know. Because, friends, although it may hurt, we need to know our history. We need to remember the sacrifice, the bravery, the heroism of our fellow Americans.

As Americans today, we have it so good. Anything we could want is at our fingertips. But in all that, we've lost sight of what really matters. We proudly proclaim 'never forget', but we have forgotten.


If one of our loved ones was killed that day, we would not have forgotten.

If a family member of ours was off fighting, we wouldn't forget about the war in the Middle East.

If we fully understood the magnitude of the sacrifices that have been made for the freedom we experience today, we wouldn't take it for granted.


Today, let's stop forgetting. Let's remember. Let's honor the flag and what it stands for. Let's say "never forget" and truly mean it, from the bottom of our hearts.




What will you do today to remember what happened seventeen years ago this morning? 

16 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and so true. Thank you for the reminder. Today is a hard day for the country and I pray we unite soon so nothing like this will ever happen again. <3

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    1. It's my prayer too, that God will strengthen us and create unity. Thanks for commenting, Ivie. <3

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  2. We were just talking about this. It is so sad, it hurts my heart to think about all those people that were killed. Thank you for writing about this.
    -Brooklyne

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    1. Oh, I know... We can look at the pictures and not realize how much it affects. But when we think of the families of the victims? <33 Thanks, girl.

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  3. Thank you for this post, Faith. We must never forget the victims and their families! There's an Air Force group that sings a song called "There are no words." It's been running through my head all day.

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    1. Yes, we have to remember. <3 I'll have to look that up. Thanks for sharing. <3

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  4. Thank you so much for writing this, post, Faith. It unfortunately is true. We forget all too often of the brave sacrifice all these men and women gave for us, for our country, and for our freedom. I'm praying today that Americans will begin to understand what true sacrifice is, and that rather than taking these things for granted, blaming others, and tearing each other down, that we would all instead learn to build each other up in the good times as well as the bad. <3

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    1. Beautifully said, Faith. We take so much for granted and so easily forget the sacrifices that have been made—and are still being made—for the freedoms we experience every day. Thank you for sharing your views. <3

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  5. Thank you for sharing this, Faith. I had a school assignment a couple of weeks ago about 9/11 and before that I hadn’t realized the devastating consequences of it. It was a horrible evil that occurred that day. But I’m sure that God has still worked through that, He can work through anything.

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    1. Absolutely, girl. As horrific as the event was, it really drew our country together. We need to get back to that. <33

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  6. Beautiful reminder! Thanks dear for reminding everyone on that unforgettable event.

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  7. Thanks for the reminder, Faith! Great post as usual! <3

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