Awakenings: America & Beyond
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Awakenings: In Remembrance...

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Today's History Lesson...Tragedy in America

Courage amid tragedy: That's the heartbeat of America! The very things terrorists sought and seek to destroy even today are the foundation of America: Hope, faith and courage remain resolute even in the face of the harshest adversity. Out of the ashes of 9/11 one remembers . . .

The Sights. The Sounds. The Smells.

This Day in History: September 11, 2001
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From...
Twin towers of steel and glass
Cast shadows along busy streets
A glimpse of azure skies Building-to-building repeats

To...
Explosive bursts of steel and glass
Rain down upon the busy streets
Azure skies fade to somber gray
As violent explosion repeats

'Til...
The smell of carnage gone
With remembrances of the brave
Scars deep, memories vivid
Of loved ones resting in the grave

The sights. The sounds. The smells.
That's the story of courage the city tells.

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Awakenings: Terror in America

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Patriot's Day, April 15, 2013, will be long remembered not only for its significance as a civic holiday, uniquely a New England holiday, but for the tragic terrorist bombings that occurred in Boston, Massachusetts. Unfortunately, this is not the first of such horrific events to occur on this important day in history.

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A prayerful moment...

Take a moment to lift your heart in thoughtful prayer for those injured and for the families of those whose lives were lost as a result of this terrible tragedy. Their plight is one of both emotional and physical trauma. Events of today changed their lives forever!

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Awakenings: This Day in History: 9/11/2001

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“The attacks of September 11 were intended to break our spirit.
Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified…
We are more determined than ever to live our lives in freedom.”

—Mayor Rudolph “Rudy” Giuliani, New York City (in office 1994–2001)

 

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We won’t forget Boston…

We won’t forget Boston… | Awakenings: America & Beyond | Scoop.it

Close your eyes tonight…speak to whatever Higher Power you believe in, and pray for Boston. Pray for the eight year old little boy that died yesterday along with two others. Pray for the families of those that lost their lives. Pray for the wounded both in body and in spirit. Pray for our great nation and about the grave danger we face. Pray for our world…for peace and tolerance.

Tonight, with a heavy heart, I will pray not only for Boston…but for you! I wish you all peace and safety in this crazy world of ours.

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We will never forget ... let's stand united for America!

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Rosemary MAMIE Adkins's curator insight, April 17, 2013 12:35 PM

Our Nation under God yet there are those that challenge the very existence of our freedom and love of one another. These cowards that take from all of us will some day face their own sins. Please if anyone knows who is responsible, come forward and save our nation from further grief from terrorst no matter if from afar or from home. Justice needs to be heard.

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Awakenings: Preview "The Close of Day: 9/11/2012"

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you will always be in our hearts forever remembered, always loved as memories remain vivid among the stars in Heaven above
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