On a peaceful morning seventeen years ago today, Things changed forever in the good old U.S. of A.

Buildings shattered, lives were lost, It took months for us to realize the cost.

In terms of property the toll was high, Iconic buildings that had once touched the sky.

Concrete and metal and broken glass, In due time, their absence will pass.

However, we will not forget the lost souls as the years pass by, The men, women, and even children, brings a tear to my eye.

And the heroes that day, they left us no doubt, Were fighting to get in, when most wanted out.

In the dust and debris, the fire and heat, They worked night and day, they knew no defeat.

To help fellow Americans, they came from far and wide, Every race and religion, working side by side.

For this is America, we work as a team, you will never defeat the American dream.