I can't believe that six years have passed since that fateful day on September 11th. I remember my mom calling me and telling me to turn on the news because the twin towers have been hit. The images that I saw were unnerving. I couldn't believe that there existed such hatred in the world.
I feel it's important to remember what went on September 11, 2001 but I try not to dwell on the men that caused it to happen. Instead I remember the heroes who risked so much for others; the people who extended thier hands to those in need; pride in our country and our citizens; the prayers and kinship that was extended to those who suffered losing family members and friends; and those who fight for freedom still today. We can only pray that the hearts of evil men will be softened and that peace will someday come to the world.
I wanted to teach Collin a little about patriotism today. He's young but he's smart and kind at heart. I want him to know of the events of the world and about events that have had such an impact on our nation. His grandma Christensen showed him some pictures on the internet and talked with him about 9/11. I read him the pledge of allegience and showed him a picture of our current president whom Collin thought would look great in pink!
To read George Bushs' Proclamation of Patriot Day click on the White House link.