This morning it was cold and we chose to get up early on our day off. We walked/ran a 5K to support a cause. Something that will never equal up to what was sacrificed for me.. for us. We stood, we carried forward for those courageous men and women who helped give us this freedom. Complaining about the cold, our body aches and the early hours is nothing compared to what they did for us. They chose to stand up and fight for people they never met a day in their lives for a country they love. I've always wanted to be a soldier but God had a different path for me to take. I never met these ladies in person before today and I am grateful to now consider them my friends. Our team, Failure To Report. @tonyamarie7741 Yeah I'm in my feelings about this lol. Idc. Appreciate and recognize how truly blessed you really are. Thank God and Thank an American Soldier. #myheros#wwpcarryforward#woundedwarriorproject#2018#nashville#americansoldier#truesacrifice#nissanstadium#failuretoreport#unitedwestand#appreciateyourfreedom#america#lovethiscountry#thankful#humbled#blessed
“One red rose is all I want,' cried the Nightingale, 'only one red rose! Is there no way by which I can get it?' 'There is a way,' answered the Sacred Tree; 'but it is so terrible that I dare not tell it to you.' 'Tell it to me,' said the Nightingale, 'I am not afraid.' 'If you want a red rose,' said the Tree, 'you must build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with your own heart's-blood. You must sing to me with your breast against a thorn. All night long you must sing to me, and the thorn must pierce your heart, and your life-blood must flow into my veins, and become mine.' 'Death is a great price to pay for a red rose,' cried the Nightingale, 'and Life is very dear to all. It is pleasant to sit in the green wood, and to watch the Sun in his chariot of gold, and the Moon in her chariot of pearl. Sweet is the scent of the hawthorn, and sweet are the bluebells that hide in the valley, and the heather that blows on the hill. Yet Love is better than Life, and what is the heart of a bird compared to the heart of a man? “You” will have your rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart's-blood. All that I ask of you in return is that you will be a true lover, for Love is wiser than Philosophy, though she is wise, and mightier than Power, though he is mighty. Flame-coloured are his wings, and coloured like flame is his body. His lips are sweet as honey, and his breath is like frankincense.... 'Look, look!' cried the Sacred Tree, 'the rose is finished now;' but the Nightingale made no answer, for He was lying dead in the long grass, with the thorn in his heart🌹♥️💀....”- Oscar Wilde #TheNightingaleAndTheRose#TrueLove#TrueSacrifice#Love#Sacrifice#Lust#Faith#FallenAngel#FallFromGraceForLove#Lightbringer#FallenOnes#CosmicLove#Azazel#Luci#Lucifer#Nightingale#Rose#Nightspirit#Dawn#Akatsuki#DarkestBeforeTheDawn#OscarWilde
2996 people perished.
343 fallen members of FDNY.
23 fallen members of NYPD.
37 fallen members of Port Authority Police.
It is the deadliest attack in world history.
It's also been concluded that, due to exposure from toxins at Ground Zero, 1140 people who worked or lived in the area at the time of the attack have been diagnosed with cancer.
As well as remembering the events of 2001, I would also like people to remember 2012 in Benghazi. Four Amercans lost their lives on September 11th while trying to improve the recovering region. The moment they are forgotten is the moment they truly die. RIP Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone, and Glen. Thank you for your service, and thank you to the remaining GRS operators who went out that night against all odds. #neverforget#benghazi#GRS#truesacrifice
It is difficult to fathom that 17 years has passed since the radical attacks against our country on September 11, 2001. What is equally as difficult is trying to understand how we, as a country, have become so terribly divided. It is not the fault of one sect or group. It is not the fault of neither the previous President, nor the current President. It is the fault of every single person refusing to accept each other as brother and sister just as we were called to do by Jesus Christ. We do not have to agree with each other in order to love. We do not have to all have the same skin color in order to love. We do not all have to vote as a Democrat or Republican in order to love. I know this because we all loved each other and this country so much on September 12, 2001. We came together beautifully as a nation, standing to prove that we would not be broken. No race, gender, religion or sexual orientation was taken into account when we were all loving each other and grieving the loss of the thousands of innocent lives that were taken by evil on the morning of September 11, 2001. How is it that on September 11, 2018, we are all so quick to post hateful things about our fellow Americans on Facebook?! I have separated myself from Facebook over the past few months because I am saddened and disgusted by some of the posts I see. As the old saying goes, "United we stand, Divided we fall." It is unfortunate to see how quickly a nation can change. With that being said, my continued thoughts are with the families of the loved ones who truly sacrificed everything on September 11, 2001. I propose they receive a commemorative Nike advertisement. #september11#911#9 /11 #twintowers#unitedstates#USA#love#remember#United#nation#pray#nike#sacrifice#truesacrifice#heroes
This day never gets easier. I seldom speak about it. I was in my second year of teaching 7th grade, when my VP interrupted my teaching. Fast forward 24 hrs, where three of my students had missing parents, and my father headed down to Ground Zero to assist in the recovery (he was there for three months, and suffered from PTSD). My students, my family and our surrounding area was forever changed.
*To the men and women who lost their lives that day, for the firefighters, police officers and first responders who rushed in, to the thousands of people who gave countless hours, for months after to help in anyway, THIs was true sacrifice, because these people TRULY sacrificed everything. Literally. *
May we never forget the true men and women heroes. Nor the devastating tragedy that brought this country together. Unfortunately a lot of people have forgotten that feeling, I sincerely hope it doesn’t take another tragedy to get us back there. Even though this attack was horrendous, the feel of closeness with my fellow Americans was overwhelming. If we can just stop being brainwashed and stubborn, that America is achievable again. #neverforget#truesacrifice
I am so grateful for our coaches @crossfitbelair for providing our gym community the opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives selflessly 17yrs ago today. I found it difficult in the busyness of my normal work day to take pause and really reflect, remember and appreciate the sacrifices made that day. Showing up to the gym and completing our 9/11 Memorial WOD gave me 30min and 32sec where I could do just that. There wasn’t a rep completed or meter ran or rowed where I wasn’t thinking about the sacrifice made that day. I will #NEVERFORGET 🇺🇸💪🏼#crossfitbelair#9 /11memorialwod #truesacrifice
Every day before school we pledge allegiance to the flag.
September 11th 2001: the day the world stood still. If you're old enough to remember that day, then you remember what you were doing. I remember my brother and I getting ready for school as my mom called us down to the living room to explain to us what had just happened. We didn't do any school that day; instead we sat in saddness watching the news. I learned more from that than I would have doing my work books. I remember it vividly. I was 11 years old and even at such a young age I could feel the severity of what was happening. I didn't completely understand, but I knew it was bad. The videos of people running, being rescued and the buildings that we had just seen months before in pieces on the ground was alot for me. I have always been pretty void of typical human emotions, and when I do experience them they are not typical of others. I felt some very strong ones that day. I remember sitting there, at the age of 11 thinking that I would get justice for my country or I would help someone else do it. Fast forward to 2008, I put up my hand at the age of 18 and vowed to protect my country from enemies foreign and domestic. I spent time on Active Duty, Reserves and Guard over a period of 5 years. During my time on Active Duty, Seal Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden. I did not deploy, or do any time in a foreign country, but I worked my ass off supporting those that did and justice was served.
I love this country and those that fight and have fought in one way or another to protect it.
Today, remember those that died on 9/11 and their families, the first responders and those that were witnesses and became what ever was needed. Remember those that jumped from the World Trade Centers because they didn't want to burn alive. Remember the civilians on Flt. 93 who showed true patriotism in protecting their country with their lives. They took no oath, they just did what had to be done. Remember those in the Pentagon, the bistanders that ran into the burning building to rescue anyone they could... Remember the day we came together as a country and took care of one another.
God Bless you, yours and God Bless the USA.
17 yrs ago on this date our family lost a good man due to a cowardly act. This sparked in me and in so many others to do whatever it took to protect this country. 2 and a half years later we saw ourselves in frontlines keep that promise to protect our country from all enemies foreign or domestic. Since that date many Americans have paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep up with that oath that we sworn upon our flag. Had a chance to visit my dear friend Izzy this past Saturday and it was emotional and refreshing at the same time. It reminded me of TRUE meaning of believing in something even if it means sacrificing everything. I really don’t care about your idealism regarding some current dilemmas. At the end of the day these are the real heroes who sacrificed everything for their beliefs. #911#truesacrifice#realheroes#ultimateprice#KIA#neverforget#brotherhood#family#veterans#blood#puertorican#jibarostrong#strong
Welles Crowther was an investment banker working for Sandler O'Neill & Partners on the 104th floor of 2 World Trade Center (the south tower). When UA Flight 175 struck the south tower, Crowther remained calm. Just minutes after the plane hit, Crowther called his mother to let her know he was okay. He then began assisting others in evacuating, at one point carrying a woman down down 17 flights of stairs, only to return to the 78th floor to continue helping others.
Crowther had made it out of the building and was running back into it with a "Jaws of Life" tool when the tower collapsed.
He was 24 years old.
Never Forget | Believe In Something. Even if it means Sacrificing Everything. | To those that lost their lives that day, for everyone brave enough to respond and the ones who were inspired to join the armed forces after that day. They showed what true sacrifice is.
This is a post that I try to make every year, not for “likes” or “comments”, but for remembrance. 17 years ago today, 2,977 people were killed in the World Trade Center. Of those 2,977 victims, 412 were emergency workers/personnel that responded to the scene. Of those 412, 343 were firefighters with FDNY (including 1 chaplain and 2 paramedics) 37 were police officers from NY Port Authority and New Jersey PD, 23 police officers of NYPD, 8 private service EMT/Paramedics, and 1 patrolman from NY fire patrol. On 9/11/2001, these 412 emergency workers woke up, kissed their families goodbye, and went to work. On 9/11/2001 these 412 emergency personnel responded to a call, from which they never made it home. These people ran into, what everyone else was running away from. They gave their lives trying to save others. These 412 firefighters, police officers, EMT’s & Paramedics sacrificed everything trying to save someone else. With younger generations coming of age, never knowing the true impact and meaning of this day,it is our duty to make sure that these brave men and women are never forgotten. We mustn’t let the tragedy and loss of that day be in vain. Take a moment today to talk to your children about the events of that day. Listen to the FDNY radio transmissions from that day and hear it through the voices of those that were lost. Think about the thousands of emergency workers on duty today, and every day, willing to risk their lives just to save yours or your loved ones. Because when the tones drop we don’t think twice, we just go. #remember#rememberthe343#firstresponders#truesacrifice#FDNY