Ten Years On – We Still Grieve Published September 11, 2011 == My thanks to Mrs. Dunne and the children of P.S. 31 for their rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance. Tagged 10th Anniversary, 9/11, 9/11 Tribute, Debora Dale, fiction, Giuliani, Let's Roll, novels, NYC, NYFD, NYPD, Pentagon, Romance, romantic suspense, World Trade Center 6 Responses to Ten Years On – We Still Grieve firstname.lastname@example.org on September 11, 2011 at 9:57 am Agreed! And for elementary schools that used to have you sing “America: My Country Tis of Thee” before each day. LOVED that song 🙂 Reply Debora Dale on September 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm About two weeks after the Towers fell, my daughter’s elementary school held a ceremony honoring the heroes of 9/11. This recording of them saying the pledge is from that ceremony. I loved it – and was so moved by it. Here were these little kids who could barely pronounce the word, “indivisible”, yet they were waving American flags and saluting the group of first responders who attended. It was so beautiful. Reply Linda on September 11, 2011 at 9:58 am Lest we forget. Reply Debora Dale on September 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm I hope we never forget but I do hope we learn. Americans – and much of the world – were united in the months following this attack. Now, we couldn’t be more divided. I think, on top of grieving for those we lost, we must grieve for lost innocence, ignorance and naivete, and move toward healing, accepting and improving. I hope we can, and I hope we can soon. Reply Patricia Yager Delagrange on September 11, 2011 at 11:40 am Lovely, Debbie. Thank you for the video. Patti Reply Debora Dale on September 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm Thank you, Patty. I’m glad you liked it. I hoped to show progress rather than stagnation. The event was horrific and will be forever seared into our minds. But we need to stand up tall now, unite again and forge ahead. With pride and compassion. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.