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NFC: Fw: The Lady

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From: Don Brown
Date: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 09:41:31 PM
To: Myrt Townsend; Shirley Nelsen; Ed@Cindy Geyer; gene grace; Gerald
Ramsdell; Hazel Nolan; Sonny Ramsdell; Don Newton; Charlotte Hinkle; Cindy
Turner; Dennis&Carol Bond; Elvin Quitt; Gloria Thomas; Mel Quitt; Phyllis
Landsiedel; Ron Coon
Subject: The Lady

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From: hazel nolan 


I wonder what she thought 
As she stood there, strong and tall. 
She couldn't turn away, 
She was forced to watch it all. 

Did she long to offer comfort 
As her country bled? 
With her arm forever frozen 
High above her head. 

She could not shield her eyes 
She could not hide her face 
She just stared across the water 
Keeping Freedom's place. 

The smell of smoke and terror 
Somehow reduced her size 
So small within the harbor 
But still we recognized... 

How dignified and beautiful 
On a day so many died 
I wonder what she thought, 
And I know she must have cried. 


As the soot and dirt and ash rained down, 
We became one color. 

As we carried each other down the 
stairs of the burning building, 
We became one class. 

As we lit candles of waiting and hope, 
We became one generation. 

As the firefighters and police officers 
fought their way into the inferno, 
We became one gender. 

As we fell to our knees 
in prayer for strength, 
We became one faith. 

As we whispered or shouted 
words of encouragement, 
We spoke one language. 

As we gave our blood in lines a mile long, 
We became one body. 

As we mourned together the great loss, 
We became one family. 

As we cried tears of grief and loss, 
We became one soul. 

As we retell with pride of 
the sacrifice of heroes, 
We become one people. 

We are: 
One color 
One class 
One generation 
One gender 
One faith 
One language 
One body 
One family 
One soul 
One people 

We are The Power of One. 
We are United. 
We are America. 

This candle was lit on the 11th of September, 2001. 
Please pass it on to your friends & family so that it 
may shine all across America. 

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle, 
it gains a greater brilliance." 

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