How does the Nation of America rebuild?
It hung everywhere it could be hung... TO Remember
Who WE Were!
WAS in Unity... for a little while...
THE FLAG... O... THE AMERICAN FLAG...
The American Flag "GIVES" AMERICA HOPE!
I know that in today's world, every time, heart broken Patriots, see someone not giving the flag of our country "Respect"... it hurts! Our colors, Red, White & Blue, have eternal meaning for true Americans... It is FAITH, LOVE, RESPECT, HONOR... to those "Who gave the GREATEST sacrifice!" YOU may never understand, until "You have a broken heart!" 911... BROKE AMERICA'S HEART!
I would like to say that 18 years later I am okay, but I'm not.
I will never forget... and that shaped the rest of my life.
Even this WALL, the American Wall Of Freedom, is part of my heart and my LOVE for God, and His America. Our American flag is one of the most beautiful things I know. Many will understand this.
"My Country Tis' Of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty... Of Thee I Sing. Land where my Father's died, Land of Thy Pilgrim's Pride, from every mountain side, Let Freedom Ring!"
Before 911. people fell away from God... He wasn't important anymore, and they could handle their own lives.
Everyone in America was a TEAM!
Right, Left... WE were All One!
But just as quickly as it started, it stopped.
But the Searchers at 911 didn't... Stop
There were a lot of broken hearts that day. Many knew their friends, were...
in the rubble.
They carried the American flag for strength... They put the Flag on their Fire trucks to give them the strength to go on and keep searching for those who were lost. The LOST... The Wreckage...
American flags flew everywhere. People giving blood, money to help others. People flocked to the churches to seek God. America seemed to be destroyed and they needed comfort.
They were calling on God.
Any reminder of God was Welcome.
Their hearts were crushed, but...
they kept on the overwhelming task.
Somehow, the eyes, the torment is so understandable because dogs are so transparent. When a Search dog doesn't find anything they are crushed just like we are. Sometimes the 1st responders will hide something the dogs can find. to keep them encouraged.
They ALL searched for days, weeks and more. The wreckage was so enormous and so filled with decay, many of the searchers died of cancer and more. Their dedication as Americans kept them going
until the job was finished.
The wreckage was enormous. The air almost un-breathable. The dedication of ALL the Responders... ALL the Searchers
was beyond their strength and stamina.
As America followed all this, it seemed like it would take forever and a lifetime!
The Crosses represent the people that were killed 2001 on 911.
September 11 of 2001, 2,996 people were killed and more than 6,000 others injured.
During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors.
Most of those who perished were civilians except for 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who died in the World Trade Center and on the ground.
911 will go down in our memories as important as any day in our lives. We will remember where we were when we saw the tragedy in Manhattan, New York. We didn't think of Manhattan as an island... but the untold story of Americans,
private, commercial and Coast Guard all came together to do the most amazing rescue by water in the history of the world.
This rescue, rescued more people in less than 9 hours than the Dunkirk Rescue by water in WWII. The Dunkirk water rescue, rescued 339,000 British and French soldiers in 9 days.
I didn't hear anything about it... then... nothing in the news... BUT... later I read about the Boat Lift. The people on Manhattan... many suspected that they were being attacked and bombed. They rushed to the water and many jumped into the Atlantic Ocean to get away. Others were crying for help for someone to take them to safety.
The CALL for help went out to bring as many boats as they could so they could evacuate the island and rescue the people. How could enough boats come to evacuate half a million people? BUT GOD!
WE ARE AMERICANS... and they came... big boats, small boats, almost instantly came, every size and shape... Huge ships, tug boats... private boats; they were colorful on the dark ocean... targets? No one knew for sure... and no one cared. They were coming to rescue everyone, EVERYONE THEY DIDN'T KNOW! There were thousands on Manhattan island... 500 thousand people, workers, secretaries, CEO's all crying out for help.
Within the next 9 hours, half a million people were taken to safety. The American flags flew on the boats and ships. NEVER underestimate the American people! Average everyday people stepped up and became heroes.
HEROES, Americans, everyday common folk... ALL AMERICAN HEROES !!!
They thought Manhattan was being bombed. Many jumped into the Atlantic ocean to escape... The Call went out for HELP... Boats of every size and shape... Commercial Boats; Private Boats; Even the boat owners didn't know what was happening- It could have meant their death... BUT... they came to help! For 9 solid hours they came to help.
Day and night they came... they rushed in... they rushed back... later into the night for 9 hours... to save people they didn't know and never met.
WHY? BECAUSE WE ARE AMERICANS! And... WE CARE!
In 9 hours 500,000 people were saved off of Manhattan Island.
They left their comfort... To Help & Comfort Others... WHY? Because Americans "are good people who care." WHY? Because our core values are based on GOD. A God that left His Life in the Universe, to come die on the Cross for Ours... & by His Death & Resurrection WE believe & live.
They came from everywhere!
They came to the Unknown!
They came in dozens... They came in Hundreds!
Nine Hours later... 500,000 people were saved! They couldn't
save the ones that perished in the Trade Center... BUT they
could make a difference to the people that were
crying out for help.