Have You Forgotten?

It was 18 months ago today that the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center fell. That a third suicide plane crashed into the Pentagon. That a fourth killed only its passengers and crew because they died in order to save others.

I spent the day doing normal things, in between hiding from the TV and the phone. I couldn't bear it. I couldn't stand the stress. I just hid from it and did everyday things as best I could. It was a day or two later that I fell apart. But I had that luxury. It wasn't my family that died. It wasn't my workplace that disappeared. If I knew anyone in the WTC, I knew them over 20 years ago as a high school student and haven't spoken with them since.

You know, we still have soldiers in Afghanistan. Trying to turn a destroyed nation into a home for democracy.

Have You Forgotten?' lyrics

Verse
I hear people saying we don't need this war
I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in
Before you start your preaching let me ask you this my friend

Chorus
Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

Verse
They took all the footage off my T.V.
Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say
If it was up to me I'd show it everyday
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight
After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right

Repeat chorus

Bridge
I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war
And you can bet that they remember
Just what they're fighting for

Chorus 3
Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Some went down like heros in that Pennsylvania field
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
All the loved ones that we lost and those left to carry on
Don't you tell me not to worry about bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

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Darryl Worley/Wynn Varble, 2003 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Hatley Creek Music/Warner-Tamerlane, Publishing Corp. (BMI

Darryl Worley and the members of his band spent 8 days over the Christmas holidays in Afghanistan on a USO type tour with the troops.

Many of the people who are there now have been there a while. They aren't just “waiting” for the war on Iraq. They are trying to take care of other problems people have made and given them the repair of.

Pray for those who lost family and friends. Pray for the members of the armed services and their families who are overseas. Wherever they are.

2 thoughts on “Have You Forgotten?

  1. Salon had a comment on the fact that a number one Country music hit was about 9/11 as an excuse to go to war with Iraq. Actually, Worley wrote the song about the Afghanistan situation after spending 8 days there with US service personnel.

    Didn't say a thing about Hussein and Iraq.

    Hate it when people complain about stuff that's not true.

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