It was 8:48
when the first tower was struck,
Americans where still unaware
of the danger which ran amuck.
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It took less than an hour
to discover the terrorist's plan,
as they proceeded to follow the orders
of one very evil man.
many responded to the call,
they saved many lives
and they gave it their all.
It became dark as night
on that mid September day,
when the twin towers would fall
and the world stopped to pray.
Many trapped between an inferno
and a 1,000 foot drop,
made the choice to die with dignity
as those below could only watch.
From the ashes rose many heroes
who refused to lie down and hide,
they unified America
and restored her sweet pride.
As a nation we still mourn
for the many lives lost that day,
in Shanksville,New York and DC
and for those who remain in the war far away.
There are so many images
left on our hearts and minds,
millions recorded forever
all bring tears to our eyes.
Though it's been a few years
since the rubble was lifted away,
the scars are still visible
and forever they'll stay.