Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Shall Never Forget!

First off, I want to thank Bugaboo for creating such an amazing image to remember the events of 9-11-01.  None of us will ever forget where we were when we heard the news.  I was welcoming my students into my first period Spanish class when some of them were talking about a plane that crashed into the World Trade Towers.  I really didn't believe them!  How could something like that happen?  When the news continued to trickle in and the events of the day unfolded, it became even more unbelievable to think that our great country could be the target of such a disastrous terrorist attack.  We all take time to remember the lives lost and the efforts and sacrifices of our courageous first responders, but let us not forget them the other 364 days of the year.

I plan to send this card to our local fire department as a way to honor the memories of the firefighters and other first responders who ran towards the disaster when so many were running away!  May God bless all first responders who ignore their survival instincts to help others every day.

Kaylie and I delivered the card and some of my famous peanut butter cookies to the local fire department after school today.  Kaylie asked me to bring the camera because she wanted her photo taken with the firefighters.  The two on the right in the top photo have bracelets they wear with the name of a firefighter who died on 9/11/01.  In the bottom photo they suggested she put on one of their helmets.  She's holding it because she said it's VERY heavy!  

What a great opportunity to give back to our community heroes as a way to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11!  We may have started a new Patriot's Day tradition in our home.

Card Supplies: 
pre-colored image - Bugaboo Stamps (I could not find the image in the Bugaboo store so it may have been taken down.  Perhaps they have a new one or will put this one in the store for the anniversary.)
paper - We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodle
sketch - S&S Sketch #28


  1. Beautiful card, Allison and a lovely tribute to send the the firemen. I, too, vividly remember where I was when I heard the news that day.
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  2. Awesome! I love the photos of your daughter with the firefighters! I bet they loved the cookies too! A great new tradition!

  3. Love the photos of Kaylie with the firemen! Beautiful card too!