On this day I shall remember,
I shall remember those who gave their lives,
On both that day and the days after,
I shall remember how proud a country we are,
Of flags and patriots,
Of those who ran into a burning building,
And of them who brought down a plane to save many more.
On this day I shall remember but also reflect,
Of who we are and of where we are going,
I shall think of my rights,
Or those rights that we said would not be taken,
That those that attacked us would not change us,
That we would continue our life and liberty.
Today I reflect on liberties given freely,
Of Pictures taken at airports that I wouldn't show my mother,
Of Emails and Phone records that are read and stored for all time,
Of databases of citizens that make Facebook and Google jealous,
Of times when I could board a plane and carry a gun while walking freely.
We said we wouldn't fear or hide,
That we haven't and now we are a nation afraid to save dying children
We are proud but are we also PRIDE full,
We shall honor those who have given all for us,
We will reflect of all that we have ALL given willingly.