Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Power of Words

I was reading the newspaper with my Mommys. We do this everyday because it is important to be informed. On this particular day (Yesterday) there was a stirring story about a Note.

Note, you say? What is so special about a note?

Well this note happened to be written 11 years ago today - from one of the World Trade Center towers. It was from a man who was trapped on the 84t floor of the building along with 12 other persons. He wrote the note and tossed it out of the window hoping it would find its way to someone who could help them. He did not know the building was going to collapse trapping and killing all inside.

Fast forward 11 years later and his note finds its way to his family. On the note were 


84th Floor
West Office
12 people trapped

Those 5 little words have changed history - not just for the family of the writer - Randy Scott - but for the rest of the United States of America. 

For the family, it changed how they thought he died. Sadly, he did not die painlessly nor quickly, as they had hoped. 

For the rest of us - it added 1 more NAME to the list of HEROES from that horrible day. Randy Scott had attempted to save 12 people by using the only thing available to himself at that time - THE POWER OF WORDS.

Words can move people - words can move nations. 

I wish Randy Scott's words could have saved himself and the 12 persons trapped with him. Since they did not, I want to empower these words to let us never forget what September 11 means to all of us:

The Unity of our NATION and the preservation of our FREEDOM.


Flea said...

That was a brutal, pivotal day. I fear our nation has forgotten the deepest parts of it and the day's impact.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH MY.... the Dachsies with Moxie just put up "THE" BUD commercial and now you have put up this fabulous post. I am nearly Sick with GRIEF... all over again...
Forget what this day
Means to US as individuals and as NATION and as a WORLD.

Beautiful post... Bitter Sweet, but BEAUTIFUL.

Payton's mom said...

A beautiful post, Noodles. We must never forget.

stellaroselong said...

Noodles thank you for your post today. Sometimes I think we are starting to forget about the people we lost and the people who had to go on living without them. Mom says she will never forget watching tv that night and how everyone stood up in congress and sang God Bless America.....and how united they were.....we wish we were still that united each and everyday....
stella rose

Noodle said...

Thank you, Noodles. We will never forget.

-N&M's mom

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

Beautifully written Noodles! :-)

MochiMachoMarshmallow said...

Hi Noodles,
Your post made me teary. I still get choked up when reading about families that lost their loved ones. I saw smoke coming out of the building while heading to work. I have friends that lived in apts. with a view of the building. What they saw still affects them today.
Thank you Noodles for a beautiful post.


Anonymous said...

Dear Noodles,
Thank you for remembering Randy Scott's name. We hope there is a place where every name gets read today.
Daisy and Scooter Pugman
and their mom Linda

Two French Bulldogs said...

what a day....great post sweetie
Benny & Lily