I Haven't Forgotten...




Today is a day that I can hear that gravelly voice in my head saying "This shall go down as a day of infamy..."

Today is very much a Pearl Harbor for me. This is the day my world was rocked with such a shock, that I still cry when I see pictures of it.

I don't know how anyone can forget that day. What is worse, how can we not support the troops that are over there, keeping it from here?




A fellow blogger had this YouTube connection, and after viewing it, I knew that it was just the thing for today. I hope it reminds you what is important. I hope it helps you never to forget.



I guess this blog will have several things, perhaps six, huh? But here is one of my favorite Alan Jackson Songs...




One of the neatest things I've read, is that several people are making this a day of service to others. Of reaching out. When we owned a pizza store, we used to give free pizza to the police, EMT, paramedic and firemen that would come to the store. If they had family that could prove military or other involvement, we sold them pizza's at half price. We put signs on the store thanking them and letting people sign them. I'll never forget the expressions of thanks and surprise. It was wonderful when we had the little store by the base. That was the most heart warming.

I've been trying to think all day what we could do as a family now that we don't have an obvious means of giving, and I haven't come up with anything yet. I do wish we had a giant flag, I would hang it from our roof.




I couldn't put Lee Greenwood's song here, but I could put the website where you can go watch his wonderful video. "I'm Proud to be an American."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RssIN3ustUw

With all the troubles of our country, I still love it best. It's still the greatest country in the world. Still has some of the greatest hearts and souls. Still needs me, even though it seems my small amount doesn't mean much.

Take a moment today and remember.

Comments

Tristi Pinkston said…
A day of service -- what a marvelous idea.

One of the things I've been able to participate in -- at Families.com my manager asked the bloggers to focus on ways to reclaim this date, to bring hope and light to those who are mourning, and to think about all the good things that have come out of the tragedy. It's hard to sift through the memories to find the good, but it is there, which is a testimony to me that there is always good to be found. God is in everything even if we can't see Him immediately.

Thanks for this great post.
Sandra said…
Thank you Gaynell
Rebecca Talley said…
Isn't that YouTube emotional? It's amazing a teenager put it together.

A day of service is a great idea.
really great post. loved reading this. i also did a 9-11 post, i also quoted from the same lee greenwood song, and i also really love alan jackson music, too (wasn't he the one who sung "remember when"?). thanks for stopping by my place today. :) kathleen

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