September 11, 2011

Tribute



Never forget to pray for those left behind to mourn their deep loss.

Never forget all those who gave all they had to respond to the unthinkable.

Never forget the families torn apart by evil that still abounds.

Never forget the children who will never know their fathers lost in the Towers.

Never forget our enemies still celebrate our pain and suffering.

Never forget what it means to be an American.

I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands;
One nation, under G-d, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

This American will never forget 911.

2 comments:

YourBrother said...

I'm not trying to be a nit picker, but for the sake of actual meaning you might want to revise your pledge quote a little.

This is from USHistory.org:
In 1954, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words "under God," creating the 31-word pledge we say today. Today it reads:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

We all seem to say the phrase, "one nation under God" by pausing as though there were a comma after nation. Without the comma it says that we are a nation with God, not beside God.

Please don't take this as a criticism. Every time I attend an event when this has been given, I'm one of the only voices that doesn't pause at nation, so I'm always conscious of this misquote. :-)

Ari C'rona said...

What a great tribute, my friend! Thanks for helping me to remember...