Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11th Tribute: On a Hill Far Away

This isn't the post I had drafted for today to commemorate September 11th, but I think it is much better than my original — and the pictures speak louder than any words I could write.

Yesterday, after a morning of rambling up and down country roads around Vicksburg, I headed for home — hot, weary, hungry, and thirsty, but happy with the collection of pictures I had captured on my journey.

As I exited the interstate at the Vicksburg National Military Park exit, something caught my eye, and I knew I had one more stop to make. I turned into the park entrance and got out and walked back to the hill beside the road, and this is what I saw ...

Three thousand flags standing proud on a hillside in the Military Park ... far, far away from a place called Ground Zero, and that field in Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon ... in honor of those who lost their lives on that fateful September day nine years ago.

I'm sure memorials like this one can be seen all over America today, as we bow our heads in prayer and remembrance — as one Nation, under God.

10 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful...don't we live in a great country....very nice post...

nancygrayce said...

Goes right to the heart!

Susan said...

Beautiful....

racheld said...

Stunningly touching and heart-stirring, Janie. I've linked this post at LT today.

Thank you for the haunting remembrance.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful!

It is a sad day for the United States. I hope we can all do an act of kindness today in honor of those that lost their lives.

God bless America!

nanny said...

What absolutely beautiful pictures!
And a wonderful tribute!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What a great tribute to those who lost their lives that terrible day.
Molly

Carolyn said...

Oh my heart!
Carolyn

Jeanne said...

What a lovely tribute to the people who lost their lives on 911. A sad day in our country.

Blessings, Jeanne

midnight macaroons said...

Your post is beautiful and helps us think about and honor those who perished on that tragic day.