On September 11, 2001 a terrible thing happened, not only to my Country, but to the whole world. No One will ever forget it. The World Trade Centers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington DC were attacked. Because of that days events, the world is now at war with all terrorists. This War will not end until all terrorists are brought to Justice.

The Terrorists thought they could destroy our Great Nation, by doing this. THEY WERE WRONG!!!!!! It just brought us closer together.

This letter was written by Charles Brennan and I am sure that it shares the thoughts of many Americans.

Hit the Buildings, Missed America . . .
Posted by Charles Brennan
Date: 9/11/2001

An open letter to a terrorist:

Well, you hit the World Trade Center, but you missed America. You hit the Pentagon, but you missed America. You used helpless American bodies, to take out other American bodies, but like a poor marksman, you STILL missed America.

Why? Because of something you guys will never understand. America isn't about a building or two, not about financial centers, not about military centers, America isn't about a place, America isn't even about a bunch of bodies. America is about an IDEA. An idea, that you can go someplace where you can earn as much as you can figure out how to, live for the most part, like you envisioned living, and pursue Happiness. (No guarantees that you'll reach it, but you can sure try!)

Go ahead and whine your terrorist whine, and chant your terrorist litany: "If you cannot see my point, then feel my pain." This concept is alien to Americans. We live in a country where we don't have to see your point. But you're free to have one. We don't have to listen to your speech. But you're free to say one. Don't know where you got the strange idea that everyone has to agree with you. We don't agree with each other in this country, almost as a matter of pride. We're a collection of guys that don't agree, called States. We united our individual states to protect ourselves from tyranny in the world. Another idea, we made up on the spot. You CAN make it up as you go, when it's your country, if you're free enough.

Yeah, we're fat, sloppy, easygoing goofs most of the time. That's an unfortunate image to project to the world, but it comes of feeling free and easy about the world you live in. It's unfortunate too, because people start to forget that when you attack Americans, they tend to fight like a cornered badger. The first we knew of the War of 1812, was when England burned Washington DC to the ground. Didn't turn out like England thought it was going to, and it's not going to turn out like you think, either. Sorry, but you're not the first bully on our shores, just the most recent.

No Marquis of Queensbury rules for Americans, either. We were the FIRST and so far, only country in the world to use nuclear weapons in anger. Horrific idea, nowadays? News for you, bucko, it was back then, too, but we used it anyway. Only had two of them in the whole world and we used 'em both. Grandpa Jones worked on the Manhattan Project. Told me once, that right up until they threw the switch, the physicists were still arguing over whether the Uranium alone would fission, or whether it would start a fissioning chain reaction that would eat everything. But they threw the switch anyway, because we had a War to win. Does that tell you something about American Resolve?

So who just declared War on us? It would be nice to point to some real estate, like the good old days. Unfortunately, we're probably at war with random camps, in far-flung places. Who think they're safe. Just like the Barbary Pirates did, IIRC. Better start sleeping with one eye open.

There's a spirit that tends to take over people who come to this country, looking for opportunity, looking for liberty, looking for freedom. Even if they misuse it. The Marielistas that Castro emptied out of his prisons, were overjoyed to find out how much freedom there was. First thing they did when they hit our shores, was run out and buy guns. The ones that didn't end up dead, ended up in prisons. It was a big PITA then (especially in south Florida), but you're only the newest PITA, not the first.

You guys seem to be incapable of understanding that we don't live in America, America lives in US! American Spirit is what it's called. And killing a few thousand of us, or a few million of us, won't change it. Most of the time, it's a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of Spirit. Until we're crossed in a cowardly manner, then it becomes an entirely different kind of Spirit.
Wait until you see what we do with that Spirit, this time. Sleep tight, if you can. We're coming.


Most people who know me know that I am a Country Music Fan.  CMT's Program, Most Wanted Live had a two hour special. Viewers voted by either phone or by internet which videos they thought most fit what people were thinking. The following is short excerpts from the songs they chose. Also included are songs that were sung at a special Candle Light Memorial held at Centennial Park in Nashville, TN. Numerous Country Music Stars attended.

The Mini Quilts were created especially for this page by my PSP Graphics friends on the internet.

Independence Day
Sung by Martina McBride 
Written By: Gretchen Peters Copyright 1992

Let freedom ring, Let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning
Let the week be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay
It's Independence Day




The Dance
Sung by Garth Brooks 
Written by: Tony Arata

Looking back on the memory of 
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone 
For a moment all the world was right 
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye 

And now I'm glad I didn't know 
The way it all would end the way it all would go 
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain 
But I'd of had to miss the dance

The Change 
Sung By Garth Brooks
Written by: Tony Arata, Wayne Tester

I hear them saying you'll never change things 
And no matter what you do it's still the same thing 
But it's not the world that I am changing 
I do this so this world we know 
Never changes me 

What I do is so 
This world will know 
That it will not change me

Island Princess



 One More Day
Sung By Diamond Rio
Written by: Steven Dale Jones/Bobby Tomberlin

One more day, one more time
one more sunset, maybe I'd be satisfied
but then again, I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still for one more day with you
one more day...........

Amazing Grace
Written by John Newton

Thro’ many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home. 
The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures. 
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.




One Voice
Sung by Billy Gilman
Written by: David Malloy, Don Cook

Some kids have and some kids don't 
And some of us are wondering why. 
Mom won't watch the news at night
There's too much stuff (that's) making her cry.
We need some help 
Down here on earth 
A thousand prayers, a million words 
But one voice was heard.

One voice, one simple word
Hearts know what to say.
One dream can change the world
Keep believing till you find your way.

Angels in Waiting
Sung by Tammy Cochran
Written by: Tammy Cochran  Jim McBride and Stewart Harris

They were angels in waiting
Waiting for wingsTo fly from this world
Away from their pain
Treasuring Time
Till time came to leave
Leaving behind
Sweet Memories

Island Princess



Some Gave All
Sung by Billy Ray Cyrus
Written by:Billy Ray Cyrus/Cindy Cyrus

Love your country and live with pride
And don't forget those who died America can't you see

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue

And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall, yes recall
Some gave all

Some gave all

Love Can Build A Bridge 
Sung by: The Judds
Words and Music by Naomi Judd, John Jarvis and Paul Overstreet

When we stand together
It's our finest hour
We can do anything, anything
Keep believin' in the power
Love can build a bridge
Between your heart and mine
Love can build a bridge
Don't you think it's time?
Don't you think it's time?




What if 
Sung by Reba McEntire
Written by: Diane Warren

Somehow it's all up to us. 
Gotta take this world, make it a world of love. 
Gotta do it now. 
Gotta find a way to make a change somehow. 
There's gotta be a way for us to make it better.

What if everybody, what if everybody reached out with just one hand (reached with just one hand). 
What if everybody, what if everybody sang out with just one voice (sang with just one voice).
Maybe we could change things. 
What if everybody, what if everybody cared with just one heart (cared with their own heart). 
What if everybody, what if everybody tried to light one spark (tried to light one spark). 
Maybe we could change things somehow.

Go Rest High On That Mountain 
Sung by Vince Gill
Written by: Vince Gill

I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain

Go rest high on that mountain
Son, your work on earth is done
Go to heaven a shoutin'
Love for the Father and Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us
We gathered round your grave to grieve
I wish I could see the angels faces
When they hear your sweet voice sing

Gramma MiMi


Wystful 1

God Bless the USA
Sung by Lee Greenwood
Written by: Lee Greenwood

I'm proud to be an American 
where at least I know I'm free, 
And I won't forget the men who died 
who gave that right to me, 
And I gladly stand up next to you 
and defend her still today, 
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land 

God Bless the U.S.A. 


As the soot and dirt and ash rained down, 
We became one color. 
As we carried each other down the stairs of the burning building 
We became one class. 
As we lit candles of waiting and hope 
We became one generation. 
As the firefighters and police officers fought their way into 
the inferno 
We became one gender. 
As we fell to our knees in prayer for strength, 
We became one faith. 
As we whispered or shouted words of encouragement, 
We spoke one language. 
As we gave our blood in lines a mile long, 
We became one body. 
As we mourned together the great loss 
We became one family. 
As we cried tears of grief and loss 
We became one soul. 
As we retell with pride of the sacrifice of heroes 
We become one people. 

We are 
One color 
One class 
One generation 
One gender 
One faith 
One language 
One body 
One family 
One soul 
One people 

We are The Power of One. 
We are United. 
We are America 

Cheryl Sawyer














I am the flag of the United States of America.
My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up at me and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.

When I am flown with my fellow banners,
my head is a little higher,
my colors a little truer.

I bow to no one!
I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected - and I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war for more than 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne
forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy, and Guam. I was held high
at Okinawa; Korea and Khe-San, Saigon, and all Vietnam know me... I was
there. I led my troops,
I was dirty, battle worn and tired, but my soldiers cheered me
And I was proud. I have been burned, torn and trampled
on the streets of countries I have helped set free.
It does not hurt, for I am invincible.

I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my own
country. And when it's by those whom I've served in battle - it hurts.
But I shall overcome - for I am strong.

In 1969 I slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over the uncharted
frontiers of space from my vantage point on the face of the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.

When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded comrades on
the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of
their fallen son or daughter,
I am proud.








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