I remember the Twins as majestic and monumental,
as I remember U.
I remember, that day, being bewildered and afraid for myself,
but becoming more afraid for U.
I remember that in the cold clutch of terror,
some rushed in instead of running away.
I remember being inspired,
as they tried to save the day.
I remember watching the Twins fall,
and knowing we had to stand for U.
I remember, on that day at least,
We all became 1 for U.
I remember knowing things would be different,
but I couldn’t know then exactly how this would change U.
Today and every day I remember the Citizens and the
Charge of a Courageous Few.
I remember those who fell that day and in the years after
as we exacted our vengance for U.
I also remember hoping we would do better.
I have to admit, I still do.
Still I salute and honor U this day.
Still I remember U.
Will Beatty – September 11, 2015