9/11 was a day that changed our whole world. Fear and vigilance became the norm for our society but today it is time to celebrate.


The “Tribute in Light” memorial is in remembrance of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The two towers of light are composed of two banks of high wattage spotlights that point straight up from a lot next to Ground Zero. This photo was taken from Liberty State Park, N.J., Sept. 11, the five-year anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Denise Gould)

This is not a day that we would all like to remember, especially to those of us who have lost a loved one. Every year on this day, we become solemn and mourn and remember those we lost. It is a day of grief, one that would always remind us of the fear and despair we felt that day.

With all that, however, it is also time for us to step up the meaning of this day, more than a day of mourning, this needs to be a day of celebration. A celebration of this great country of ours remained steadfast when our enemies thought we would fall.


SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Schriever AFB conducted a memorial ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack on the nation. The ceremony was conducted and recognized by members of the 50th Space Wing on September 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Dennis Rogers

9/11 A Celebration of the USA’s Refusal To Fall

There are many country songs that were inspired by the tragedy of this day. Songs that bring comfort to us and pays tribute to the fallen. Some of the more popular songs include “Where Were You” by Alan Jackson or “American Soldier” by Toby Keith or “have You Forgotten” by Darryl Worley.

All of these songs are great, inspiring, comforting and serves as a reminder to never forget the terror of that day. Equally, aside from not forgetting we also need to start celebrating.

A great song to listen to this day is “Where The Stars and Stripes and The Eagle Fly” by Aaron Tippin. It is a song that speaks of the greatness of this country and our pride to be a part of it.

On this faithful day, our enemies thought they could permanently cripple us with that attack, and yes, we may have been scared, we may have gone through sorrow that still needs healing today but we weren’t weakened by this incident, instead, we grew stronger.

We need to celebrate that fact, celebrate that we became stronger because of this day, celebrate the brave men and women who were inspired by this day and so went on to defend our country. We need to celebrate us and how we continue to remain unfazed by those who want to see us fall. We need to celebrate our country for remaining steadfast despite what happened today and we need to celebrate God who helped keep us going.

On this day, 9/11, be a proud American, remember the memories of those we lost and celebrate the renewed strength we gained because of them. This is America and it is “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly!”


Former President and First Lady, along with former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, paused at the North Memorial Pool of the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. The North Memorial pool sits in the footprint of the north tower, formerly 1 World Trade Center.
(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)