I waited to write my poem, "That September Day", until my youngest son finished his decorated military service with the U.S. Marine Corps, which included deployment in Iraq during 2003 ... as I knew that the potential of him being wounded or becoming a fallen ... would impact the wording of this poem.
It underscores the sincere range of emotions including the deep sadness, anger, and shock that remains with many Americans ... and none more so than those who lost loved ones ... along with the gratitude and pride for the troops, first responders and others involved in the battle against terrorism ... with lasting honorable remembrance of the brave ones who made the ultimate sacrifice in the ongoing conflict against terrorism.
And while about a year after writing it, he did finally tell my wife and me about coming extremely close to becoming a fallen when a microscopic ... near fatal AK47 bullet passed by an ear that missed only due to him turning his head to sounds from the multiple AK47 being shot by vehicles driving by his position near the highway to a local airport. See my Brave Young poem.
I then decided to create the That September Day video on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks with the hope that the departure of U.S. troops from active ground combat duty in Afghanistan and elsewhere will not have to occur again ... as it might be due to ... responding to another devastating attack on our beloved USA homeland ... and/or ... an American occupied asset in an allied country.
David G. Bancroft
USA Patriotism! Founder/Owner
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