Aint Gonna Let Nobody Turn
Aint gonna let nobody Turn me around!/ Turn me around!
Turn me around! Aint gonna let nobody turn me around/Im
gonna keep on a - walkin keep on a - talkin
Marchin up to freedoms land!
For me this is an important song to remember as we
embark upon our duty of acknowledging to our DIVINE PROVIDENCE
- the lives that were lost in the tragedy of September
Before the eyes of a horrified world, the Twin Towers
in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C. And a field
in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, became the gravesites
for thousands of innocent people. Yet these innocent victims
provided us with clear and convincing evidence of the
strongly influenced values of loyalty, love
and labor that leaves no doubt that even as the clock
of life winds down we will let nobody turn us around in
our pursuit of liberty and justice for all.
We share here today our understanding:
That the clock of life is wound but once,
and no man knows the hour,
Just when those hands will stop,
at late or early hour.
Now is the only time
to live, to love, and work with a will.
We place no faith in tomorrow,
for the hands may then be still. (Anon )
In a New York minute the hands of the clock of life stood
still and our world changed. A year ago today our nation
suffered a chronology of terror, and torment followed
by the electrifying and horrifying shock ofthat moment
when the hands on the clock of life stood still.
Four airplanes, their passengers and crew. The Pentagon
and a number of innocent workers, the World Trade Center
and thousands of blameless victims who were within those
walls met with extermination by evil doers.
GAZING UPON THE DESTRUCTION, DEBRIS AND DEVASTATION THAT
CLUTTERED THEIR MONUMENTAL TRIALS on that tragic day we
know of nothing that has communicated with greater intensity
the courage, control and character of our Firefighters,
our Police Officers, our emergency service workers and
our civilian heros and sheros with greater grit, gumption
and guts, than did that horrifying
Nothing has communicated a more powerful persistence,
perseverance and purpose of our Firefighters, our Police
Officers, our emergency service workers and our civilian
heros and sheros than the events of that demonic day.
Nothing has evidenced with more fervor the colossal backbone,
boldness and bravery of our people than did the tragedy
of 9-11. We were shaken but not destroyed.
Our greatness as a nation was emphatically demonstrated
that day when, ground zero became the
ground of heros and sheros, consecrated
by courageous firefighters, police officers, emergency
workers and civilians who rose like a Phoenix out of the
ashes of hate in profound acts of valor, striving to heal
our nation, and they would let nobody turn them around.
Those Role Models of Excellence were the ones who actually
stepped in harms way -those stouthearted and resolute
men and women whos faces were scared by the debris,
the dirt and the excruciating crush of concrete, steel
and glass came forward again and again confronting their
fears and with great heroism, with great
devotion sacrificed themselves in the worthy mission of
that greater love - laying down their lives so that others
Many of those men and women whos only fault was
that they got up and went to work that fateful day - an
act that caused many of them to toil and to die in the
furnace of the inexpressible cruelties of frenzied, and
fanatical fiends of destruction.
As a tribute to those whos lives were lost, to their
families and to ourselves we must make real the covenant
of democracy. We must support our noble cause to protect
our precious freedom and rise to the challenge of pursuing
justice for the crimes inflicted upon us, without inflicting
more senseless pain and suffering on other innocent people.
Now is the time to root out the evil of irrational acts
of terrorist because,
We only have a minute/
Sixty seconds in it/
Its forced upon us/
We cannot refuse it/
We did not seek it/
We did not choose it/
But it is up to us to use it/
Give account if we abuse it/
Suffer if we lose it/
Its a tiny little minute/
But eternity is in it! (Dr. Benjamin Mays)
In this minute, we call upon GOD to Bless America, and
we call upon this time in eternity to bring to life the
heroic words of Flight 93s TODD BEAMON LETS
LETS ROLL toward a greater purpose of Providence,
prudence and prosperity for our brothers and our sisters
who died so that we might live.
LETS ROLL toward a calm, yet steadfast solution
to the terror and global catastrophes that undermines
LETS ROLL and not forget the injuries to
our people, to our country and those who inflicted the
wounds upon us as a clear message to not only right the
system that we are in, but to right the system that is
in us as well.
LETS ROLL until the dark and depressing midnight
of mans malignity to man is brought into a brilliant
sunrise of love and protection for all of GODS children.
LETS ROLL and not yield nor rest until liberation
flows down like water and freedom cascades like a mighty
LETS ROLL until these words ring true for
all of our people:
0 beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good
From sea io shining sea!
Words By: Katherine Lee Bates
When these things are done and the archives of this time
are reviewed by future generations, the researchers will
have to pause and declare that there lived
a great people, an AMERICAN people - who dared to inject
the abiding love of humanity and the unchanging will of
GOD into the bloodstream of creation. This
is our prayer and this our purpose. And we will let nobody
turn us around.