Monday, September 9, 2013


There isn’t an American who is not affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Sue Casey wanted a living memorial for the victims and survivors of September 11, 2001 so she founded the “Remember Me” Rose Gardens in each area to honor those whose lives were lost and all who honor freedom. “Remember Me” Rose Gardens were created on or near each of the three sites to honor the spirit of the men and women whose lives were lost in New York, at the Pentagon, and at a field in Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. 

We have always given roses to show sympathy and share the grief of our loved ones.  In our darkest hours, the rose extends her beauty and provides solace to us.  Always there, always comforting, always reassuring, the Rose, our National Floral Emblem, has always been a symbol of life, liberty and freedom. Let us continue to give roses and plant roses in the spirit of freedom. I saw this poem on a tablet in a memorial garden dedicated to those who died on September 11, 2001 attack. The garden is planted with David Austin Roses.

I give you this one thought to keep.
I am with you still, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the Diamond glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you waken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet bird in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone.
I am with you still, in each new dawn.

Copyright © 2013. By Rosalinda R Morgan, author of “BAHALA NA (Come What May”.
All rights reserved. Remember Me Rose Gardens

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