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Please Remember: 9/11 Remembrance Poem

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Please Remember

Will we remember the way life was, the way it used to be

The way children frolicked about playing happy and carefree

Will we remember the way spring was, blooming wildly with flowers

The way we’d jump and play in puddles following its rain showers


The way the summer sun beat down on our backs, sweat glistening on our skin

The way we retreated into the shade as our faces were cooled by the blowing wind

The way the fall days grew increasingly cooler, leaves falling to the ground

The way the leaves changed their colors becoming more and more brown


The way the winter snow fell lightly to the ground leaving thick blankets of white lace

The way it looked so calm and peaceful like a picture of heaven’s grace

Will we remember the way life was before freedom was attacked

For on that fatal day, 9-11, there was a grave impact


Will we remember what happened that day when so many lost their lives

The way life seemed it wouldn’t go on unable to survive

Will we remember those who perished, the innocent and the brave

The victims and the ones who aided and tried to help and save


Will we remember the tragedy when our country was assailed

The way our patriotism united us as one so together we prevailed

We will remember all of this, everyone across our nation’s land


We will remember what our country represents and the words “United We Stand, God Bless America.”

This poem was written by Cindy Sargent, ninth grader at Maple Grove Junior High, shortly after the September 11th attacks.

Eleven years have passed and we’ll never forget. We take this day to remember those who lost their lives as a result of the 9/11 attacks and those who have fought and continue to fight to keep our nation safe. Thank you to all our military families for all you do.