"YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE"
This fantastic song was written by two native born New Yorkers Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein for the musical Carousel. Since the early sixties it has become a much loved football (soccer) anthem in Great Britain. It is now sung by many various football club supporters throughout the world just before or during the game to inspire their team. It is also sung as a dedication at many memorials and funerals to the fallen and departed.
When you have forty thousand plus people singing in unison "you'll never walk alone" the hairs on the back of your neck stand rigid, and can reduce tough men to tears.
(This can be viewed online, Liverpool fc you'll never walk alone )
I would like to re-dedicate this great song to its home town, its citizens, and to all the victims and survivors of the 9/11 tragedy.
"You'll never walk alone"
When you walk through a storm
hold your head up high
and don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
is a golden sky
and the sweet silver song of the lark
walk on through the wind
walk on through the rain
though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on walk on with hope in your heart
and you'll never walk alone
you'll never walk alone.
*** Posted by Sem Walker on 2009-09-11 ***
Eight years does not erase the tears and the pain... We'll never, ever forget that tragic, dark day in the beautiful city of NY. I was in Maryland and it was a dark day here as well with those terrible images of the Pentagon... to my friend Ayleen Arroyo, we love you and your mom will never be forgotten, may God bless you and your brother always!
*** Posted by Ana Feliciano on 2009-09-11 ***
Our teacher asked us to write a poem, a letter or story about a hero from the attack. To me, this is impossible because every single man, woman and child who was at the scene, was a hero to me.
So, I want to thank you all. Thank you to the firefighters and police who went into the blaze, not knowing whether they would come out dead or alive.
To the innocent by-standers who decided to take action, whether by going into the buildings or by just handing out water bottles, people for whom a normal working day at the World Trade Center turned into a nightmare, you are all heroes to me.
And thank you to the families of the victims who still stand tall and move on, you are the bravest.
September 11th, 2001 was a day filled with terror, panic, sadness and anger, but also a day where simple people found that they are stronger, braver and more unselfish then they thought.
Thank you, you are my heroes.
*** Posted by Noa (Grade 9) on 2009-09-11 ***