Poem Remembers 911

(Editor’s note: Sandi Chaussee of rural New Holstein wrote and submitted the following poem in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.)


Old Glory hangs there silently

Observing scenes below.

She’s witnessed scenes of tragedy

So many times, we know. 

The scenes of death, destruction,

She’s been through it all before,

The sight of wounded, bleeding souls,

The ravages of war.

She’s been there through the fighting, 

Through the victories and defeat,

Through the slaughter of the innocent,

She hasn’t missed a beat.

Carried far by heroes and the

Best we have to give,

She’s truly been a symbol

That America will live.

Though Old Glory may hang silent now

She’ll soon lift up and wave,

As she sees justice done and 

Freedom come

To those so proud and brave.

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