What they say is true.
We will never forget.
When time stood still
As those towers were hit
All these years and we still know where we were
Not quite grasping the torment endured
I was merely 10, 5th grade, Ms. William's class
Rumors spread...and soon we all learned of the crash
I remember later being home, not understanding why we had to watch the news
The look in my mother's eyes, scared - this couldnt be true
I was more concerned about a party the next day
And said, "Dang mom, and this happened right before your birthday."
Those eyes again, she had no judgement to give
Simply nodded her head as if to dismiss
My father was gone, military - his ship went straight to New York
That's when I panicked, what did they need him for?
I didnt hear from him for days
We lit candles in our neighborhood and all began to pray
I think that was when it hit me,
And I cried and i cried...as Ms. Steph tried to uplift me
Every day for weeks and months it was everywhere we looked
And here it is now in today's history books
I remember around December, as I watched the news with my dad
And they covered more about it...and then i got mad
"They're still talking about this? It was months ago!"
My dad sat me down and he said real slow
"They will talk about this for a very long time. This is going to change the course of your life."
I remember where I was, I remember all the fear
I remember all the victims - we continue to honor each year
The unity that arose from such a tragedy
Was short of miraculous - a combined mentality
One of the many reasons I became a veteran
And I salute the flag because I'm damn proud to be an American
And I will always remember. Never forget.
Those 3,000+ that payed the ultimate debt