Thursday, September 10, 2009

~Never Forget~

raising the flag

The three firefighters, William Eisengrein, George Johnson and Daniel McWilliams, had discovered a US flag on the back of a yacht inside a boat slip at the World Financial Center. They took the banner and decided to raise it as a statement of loyalty and resilience.

We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on

I was looking across the internet to find some pictures and tributes to the Americans that lost their lives to terrorist activity on September 11, 2001, and to the Americans that answered the call of the heart to help in any way they could.  So many of our brave fire fighters and police officers also lost their lives, as they bravely tried to save others from harm.

Please click on this link to a website that will help us honor those that died on that horrible day, at the hands of murderers, and remember what we may be forgetting.  It is well worth the few minutes it will take to view it. 


 And please visit Eileen at:


 She is a New Yorker with some wonderful words and pictures for you today.

This was the saddest day I have ever experienced in my lifetime.  I pray I do not see another day like this, ever again.

Please remember to pray for our troops and their families, and pray for those families that have lost a loved one.  And remember to raise your American flag.

God bless you all, and God, please protect and bless America, land that I love.




  1. Mary,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful post and thank you for always remembering our military. I live in a military community and see first hand the sacrifices our military and their families make. God bless you and God bless our country. Vicki

  2. Thank you so much for posting this.
    As a New Yorker I can tell you, you don't know how much this is appreciated. There are many that would just as soon this nation did forget.
    And as a New Yorker I can tell you the support of the rest of the nation, and your prayers upheld us during that sad, sad time.

    I also did a post on my personal blog, but not on my home project blog.

    Thank you,

  3. Dear Mary, you obviously love your country. We are living in such perilous times, but they will end. The Holy Bible teaches that it will get worst but there is hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
    My prayers are with you all today.

  4. I never will forget Mary and I'm wearing red, white and blue today in honor of the 9/11 anniversery and in those people who lost their lives that day.


  5. I've got to hit the road in a sec for work ... but wanted to stop by here first ... SO glad I did. This picture is so powerful. I'll be back this afternoon to check out your link references.
    Have a blessed day!


  6. Hi Mary
    All the emotions of that day come flooding back as I look at the photos and I'm going to check out the links you mentioned too. We must never forget that day.

  7. Hi Mary, Thank you for a wonderful reminder of something we should never forget!~Hugs, Patti

  8. Thank you for coming by and saying hello. You have a lovely home and love your blog. I'll be back to look around. Mimi

  9. What a wonderful tribute to our heros of that day. Thanks, Mary for the reminder. Teach your children and grandchildren to never forget.


  10. saludos Mary y pasa cuando puedas por mi taller de reciclados. Chany.-

  11. I came over from 'Bee Content Ranch' blog -- to say Thank You for remembering 9/11.

    Aunt Amelia

  12. Mary thanks for this great post, I have been thinking of that day how sad it was for America and for the world.

  13. I am thinking of those brave men and women today and even moreso of their families...such a tragedy. I will never forget that horrible day as we lost Canadians as well. Too many needless deaths that day but a nation came together, leaned on each other, loved each other....for a moment in time, all stood together as one which keeps them alive in our hearts and honors them forever....wonderful post Mary...God Bless your beautiful country now and always.......:-) Hugs

  14. Hi Mary; I can remember very clear that morning; I was so stunned, it was like watching a movie, only it was so real.... I pray every day for lives lost and those still fighting... and their families...

    I pray no one ever forgets that day, and it never happens again...


  15. That was such a touching moment. Having a brother who is a fireman and seeing the first responders going in just twisted my gut. Even though he is here on the west coast, it made me think of all their families. God Bless them all.
    And the every day people who also risked their live to help others too!


  16. Amen , Mary , we must remember& pray for victim 's survivors & our troops & the ones who has given their lives in the line of duty & their families ,but most of all I pray for revival in America.

  17. That was a terrible day. We will never forget.
    Darling, have a lovely weekend.

    Love, Hugs & Tea
    Duchess ♥♥♥

  18. Another heart tugging tribute to the courage of heroes.
    Love seeing your tea things and learning about this new meme. So I'm off to visit the hostess.
    Thanks for sharing tea with friends.

  19. Hi Mary, Thank you for visiting my blog! and I appreciate you sweet comments about my mom't kitchen redo. The countertops came from ready stock at Lowes, if you want a closer look. I thought they really looked nice with the off-white we chose for the cabinets. I took at paint chip in and compared just to be sure. Thank you for your wonderful post about 9-11. I just love the Gaither's Let Freedom Ring. Takes us to the doorstep of heaven, doesn't it? Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Linda

  20. Wonderful post, Mary. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am reading the posts on yours. I love the tea set from Home Goods! I am a tea person also. I so enjoy pretty pots and cups and all the tea "stuff". I am having a tea party on Oct. 14 in my home. It is actually a little group I started under the name of Faith Hope and Tea Therapy. It is just a ladies faith sharing/social group with no agends.
    Thanks again for visiting, and hope to see you again soon!
    Blessings, ginny

  21. Hi Mary, after receiving your e-mail and responding I thought I should come back and read your post again. It is a beautiful post Mary, one that honors all those who have done so much for our freedom, I so respect you for your love and prayers for these brave warriors.
    My prayers are quite like yours Mary, I pray that all God's children may live in freedom. What a wonderful world this would/could be.
    Take care and many hugs......:-)