Sunday, September 11, 2016
9/11 My Tribute
When thinking about the blog today and wondering what to do it on, only 1 thing stood out. The 15th anniversary of 9/11. Where were you and what were you doing when you heard the news about what was happening? I had just moved to Nashville TN, and lived about 20 minutes from a major Air Force base. Early that morning, I received a phone call from my sister asking me if I saw what was going on and to turn on the TV. I asked her what channel, and she responded, "It doesn't matter". The first plane had already struck the tower, but I clearly remember the 2nd plane and the Pentagon and Pa. It was unbelievable, one of the most surreal experiences that I can ever remember having. I had just moved 8 hours away from my closest family member and by the time I tried to call my parents, the phone lines had all crashed due to the volume of calls being placed.
I do not focus on the politics of the event, just the major loss of lives that happened that morning. I choose to focus and humbly express gratitude, especially to 1st responders and all of the volunteers that worked tirelessly for so long. I choose to cherish the members of the military and their families, that were immediately put on standby, for only God knew what was to come in the following days, months and even years. I could never express enough how much I appreciate all that these people did to help keep our country safe in the very confusing aftermath of that day.
It is a day that will never be forgotten and will always stand in infamy as one of the most tragic attacks on American soil. Following are just some great examples of some music that I found versions that are maybe a little different than what you have previously heard to honor all of those lost on that day.
The Great Kat has a unique and awesome video, simply titled, "War". This is her tribute.
Home Free does a great acapella version of Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" which has in some ways has become the anthem for 9/11.
Sarah McLachlan and P!nk join together to do an amazing, soulful version of "In the Arms of the Angel".
U2 with an uplifting "Walk On"
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