At the time, we lived 45 minutes north of Washington, D.C. - a primary target also. I called my husband and oldest daughter, but couldn't reach the youngest, who was in class at the local high school. Whatever I was purchasing that day, was no longer of importance to me. My "mother" protective mode was activated. I couldn't get to the high school fast enough to make sure our youngest daughter was okay. Little did I know that she was in the office trying to reach me. I barreled into the school with only one thought in mind, find my daughter and get her out of there and home with me.
We were glued to the television for hours, days, and weeks! Shocked and stunned by what had happened to our country. Today, we remember those who lost their lives, the loved ones they left behind, those that rescued and attempted rescues, and those that lost their lives trying to save others. The men and women that fight for our freedom every day. God Bless you all!
Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and childrenOr working on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smokeRisin' against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighborOr did you just sit down and cry?
Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
and 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 in 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 song
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.