In Rememberance Of 9/11

September 11, 2001, the day of the worst terrorist attacks the U.S. had to face in its history. Annually we remember the victims and their families; we keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

During the September 11 attacks in 2001, 2,996 people were killed and more than 6,000 others wounded. These immediate deaths included 265 on the four planes (including the 19 terrorists), 2,606 in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon. (Source: Wikipedia)

I think it’s important we don’t forget this day, the ones who suffered, the ones who had to fight with the loss, with despair, and with illness. It was a dark day – and still: ‘UNITED WE STAND.’ Americans proudly helped, supported, comforted and still remember. It is important we never forget how to STAND UNITED!

Today, September 11, 2017, I would like to remember the ones who helped, the ones who were there, risking their lives for others, and in far too many cases, paid the highest price in the line of duty!
Many more, exposed to toxic dust and other hazards, have succumbed to illnesses related to their rescue and recovery efforts over the years. On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the FDNY added 32 more names to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall.

 

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Thank you, helpers, thank you, supporters!

Thank you for your sacrifice, for your help, for giving everything you had and paying the one price we never can give back to you.

Thank you, for your belief in helping each one of us, no matter where no matter what.

We will keep you in our thoughts, being grateful you were there!

God bless you.

 

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Blog Progress

The past two weeks I have been working intensely on my blog. I was trying to find useful posts for writers, I was writing my poems, I am at the moment working on another guest post. I am reading as many blogs of writers as I can, to learn and profit from their experiences. I read amazing bloggers, authors and writers, believe me! 

Taking this all together I made some progress with “Writer’s Treasure Chest”. And today I got another wonderful gift. 

I got my 1000th “Like”.

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For that I want to thank you all! 

Thank you for dropping in, commenting, liking and sacrificing your valuable time! You all make blogging much more fun than I had thought it would be!

Warm Regards

AJ Alexander

 

Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day is dedicated to all the American Soldiers who sacrificed their life for the United States of America, Memorial Day was previously known as Decoration Day. A Flag of United States is placed on the Graves of Soldiers at the National Cemeteries. Memorial Day is observed as a federation day in America which is celebrated on the on the May month, Memorial Day 2015 is celebrated on 25-May-2015.

 

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“God Bless The USA”

 

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife
I’d thank my lucky stars to be livin’ here today
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that awayAnd I’m proud to be an American where as least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the USA

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea
From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA
Well, there’s pride in every American heart
And it’s time to stand and say that

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

(Artist, Lee Greenwood, 1984)
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