We Will Never Forget September 11, 2001

September 11, 2012 by

“The attacks of September 11th 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.” – Rudolph W. Giuliani. December 31, 2001

Changing our nation forever, remembering the loss our country suffered on September 11, 2011 is both painful and essential. Take a moment today to express your gratitude and honor the memory of the heroes that demonstrated immense bravery more than a decade ago.

We would like to give a special thank you to all of the military, both active duty and retired in the Savannah area. We are appreciative and grateful for your sacrifice of service and love for our country.

At WaterWays Township, we were particularly moved and inspired by the simplicity of this poem written in 2001 following the attacks by 8th grader, Chelsea Griswold from Connecticut and we wanted to share it with you.

Ground Zero

From Ground Zero I can see,
A city of people in misery.

A misery that has caused hearts to ache all over,
Everyone is lending a hand or a shoulder.

Lives were lost in a blink of an eye,
Not having a clue they were about to die.

People coming from far and wide,
With feelings and emotions they cannot hide.

Rescue workers, working night and day,
Hoping for a miracle to come their way.

Lives destroyed by terrorists and two planes by noon,
Our hearts bleed for the people that have left us too soon.

This tragedy has touched our hearts, which have sighed,
A million tears our nation has cried.

Now, stronger than ever our country will be,
The home of the brave and the land of the free.

I am proud to be an American and you should be too,
Living in the country of red, white, and blue.

Chelsea Griswold, Age 13 – 8th Grade (2001)
Haddam-Killingworth Middle School