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Flags at Half-Staff

Today, September 11th, 2023 marks the 22 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in suburban Pennsylvania. Patriot Day serves as a remembrance of the lives lost on that September morning.

You will see that flags will be lowered to half-staff today.

There are few words to be found that convey our thoughts and feelings about that day. I wanted to share a poem I came across as I solemnly reflect on the day that will never be forgotten.

I remember

Planes flying low

Smoke from the towers

Cries from the injured

Calls for help

People running

Sobs from witnesses

Heroes running in the towers

Faces we will never see again

I remember

The towers falling

Smoke filling the air

People running for safety

Screams of terror

I remember

The quiet

People in the streets

Heroes walking around the rubble

Whispers in the streets

I remember

Victims not forgotten

Heroes not forgotten

Sacrifices not forgotten

Memories not forgotten

I remember 9/11

Grace G. Frost