Patriot Day Remembrance

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How did you remember September 11, 2001? Maybe you took a few minutes during the day to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks, quietly in your own home, with neighbors in your community, or joined together with all branches of the military to pay a tribute to remember those that were lost in the attacks. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing? I do. I had just turned on the TV to see what the weather was going to be like that day. I was shocked by what I saw and wasn’t sure  exactly what I was seeing until the second airplane hit. I remember sitting down on the sofa and not wanting to tear myself away from the TV and praying for those people and their families. I remember being close to tears all day long and trying to figure out how to tell my children what had happened. Whatever you did to remember September 11, 2001, all I know is as a Nation, we will never forget.

Two of our children were asked to participate in the Patriot Tattoo in West Jordan. What a beautiful way to end the day and remember those who lost their lives. Here are some pictures of that event:

Flags lined the whole park (Patriot Park):

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Joint Color Guards:

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Utah Pipe Band:

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23rd Army Band:

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More Pipe Bands:

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Highland Dancers:

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Military Marches:

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I pray we never forget those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The civilians who were just living their lives, the passengers who became heros, the police and fire departments who serve us everyday and those in the military who protect and serve our country. I have a son leaving for Basic Training tuesday morning. I am proud of him and his patriotism for his country and his willingness to serve and protect our freedoms. I am proud to an American!

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  • black eyed susans kitchen September 13, 2009, 10:07 am

    I am happy to see that there are schools that are recognizing the importance of this day. Living so close to New York, and knowing people who perished, I have a little trouble getting through the day. Thank you for this post..it helps.

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