The media stated that children do not understand 911. I disagree.
This was written by my daughter after processing the media coverage of 911 during the 5-year anniversary.
She is now a 17-year-old senior at Cedar Springs High School and again witnessed history in the making as Bin Laden was eliminated. Freedom’s bells are still ringing!
Rhonda Bellamy, Cedar Springs
Everyone can hardly believe it’s been five years,
Through the pain, through suffering, through crying, through tears.
Hundreds of people on that day died,
While millions more stood watching and cried.
The pride of New York, buildings so tall,
Who would have guessed that they would fall.
The impact of the plane, the buildings starting to sway,
While the people inside could not get away.
Think of the terrorists who hijacked the plane,
Their only objective was to cause America pain.
Think of the civilians about on the street,
Who became witnesses to that terrible feat.
Think of the workers with nothing to fear,
How could they know the ending was so near?
Think of the strength of the rescue team,
Determined to get through no matter how large the beam.
Think of the lost ones, the mothers and daughters,
The sisters, the brothers, the husbands and fathers.
What could anyone do on that fateful day,
Except to drop to their knees and pray.
So if everyone will just keep the anthem singing,
We’ll show those terrorists that freedom bells are still ringing.
By Brittany Bellamy