Never Forget by shutterbug2010

A piece of New York’s World Trade Center’s twisted steel, now standing as part of a 9-11-01 memorial in Arcadia Wisconsin’s Memorial Park. Shot with my Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

The following is a poem I came across…

We Shall Never Forget (9-11 Tribute)

Let the world always remember,
That fateful day in September,
And the ones who answered duty’s call,
Should be remembered by us all.

Who left the comfort of their home,
To face perils as yet unknown,
An embodiment of goodness on a day,
When men’s hearts had gone astray.

Sons and daughters like me and you,
Who never questioned what they had to do,
Who by example, were a source of hope,
And strength to others who could not cope.

Heroes that would not turn their back,
With determination that would not crack,
Who bound together in their ranks,
And asking not a word of thanks.

Men who bravely gave their lives,
Whose orphaned kids and widowed wives,
Can proudly look back on their dad,
Who gave this country all they had.

Actions taken without regret,
Heroisms we shall never forget,
The ones who paid the ultimate price,
Let’s never forget their sacrifice.

And never forget the ones no longer here,
Who fought for the freedoms we all hold dear,
And may their memory never wane,
Lest their sacrifices be in vain.

Author: Alan W. Jankowski

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  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 4 years ago

    Image and poem complement each other so beautifully

    “And may their memory never wane,
    Lest their sacrifices be in vain”

  • Thank you Mattie.

    – shutterbug2010

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Wonderufl capture!!! Poem is fantastic!!

  • Thank you!!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you Rick!

    – shutterbug2010

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous black & white abstract!

  • Thank you Gena!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • alancrosthwaite
    alancrosthwaiteover 3 years ago

    Nicely done. Love the poem too. Wonderful!

  • Thank you Alan!

    – shutterbug2010

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, I am happy to have it place in this great challenge!!

    – shutterbug2010

  • DirtyMartini
    DirtyMartiniover 3 years ago

    Congrats on your second place win…and thanks for using the poem…actually, you have an early unedited version, there is a typo in the third line…here is the revised edit…
    Thanks again…

  • Thank you so much Alan, I appreciate the link to the edit. Thanks for not minding me using it to accompany my pic, I was looking for something that captured the memory of that day and your poem was a perfect tribute!!
    Warmest Regards,

    – shutterbug2010

  • Natasha  Perova
    Natasha Perovaabout 2 years ago

    l♥ve it

  • Thank you Natasha!!! ;~)

    – shutterbug2010

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