Sunday, September 11, 2011

God Bless American - 9/11/2001 Remebered

Welcome to a blog hop devoted to the remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th. There are ten of us blog friends who have joined talents to bring you our own special ways of remembering the day that changed the United States of America and the rest of the World forever.

If you have happened here by chance, please continue on to Tami our hostess and the beginning of this very special and personal blog hop. 

"Exhibit 13" is the last song on the Blue Man Group's album The Complex. The song's title comes from a scorched piece of paper which blew into the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York on September 11, 2001 immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center. The audio inter-cut, in the song, is a recitation of the contents of other documents found in that same park. (Wikipedia) Please click on and listen to the video as you scroll through this blog that remembers those who died on 9/11 - 10 years ago today.

We will never forget! 
Where were you on 9/11?

I wanted to use a white background to make the pictures stand out and then the blue inked boarder and red inked background with the red photo frames just happened and it looked better having all three of the colors that stand for America.

I picked the colored paper because as I stared at the pictures from that awful day, drab colors kept entering my mind. Drab colors that looked like the buildings as they became rubble and a bare space on the ground left by a plane.

Here is what I typed up in the middle of my layout.

My layout is a history for my children and my great-grand children and hopefully my great-great grandchildren.

God bless American.

If you get lost along the way, here is the lineup: 

Tami - <----Please begin here
Jearise -<----You are here
Tami, our blog hostess, will be giving away blog candy....all related to the Red, White, and Blue.  Please leave Tami a comment of where you were the morning of 9-11-2001.  Also, leave her a way to contact you please.


  1. An incredible memorial. Beautifully done.

    Patti Ross

  2. beautiful! and yes.. for your future generations to see what really happened as by then it will be in their history books. Doris

  3. Wonderful layout and it will be a treasure to your family in the years to come.

  4. This is beautiful Jearise. You have made a beatiful tribute for your children, their children and the children of their children. Incredible tribute and beautiful display. Thank you for sharing your story.
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  5. Great tribute, thanks for sharing!
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  6. what an amazing job you did in the commemoration of this day in history..I have decided I will not be sad or cry this day..juts honor and be honored to say this is my home and love and pray for those that protect it


  7. This is so nice, what a great job you did. Good Bless.

  8. Your layout is amazing. I love it. Wonderful response to the your students questions about how God operates in situations such as 9-11. Praise God for understanding of his justice AND his mercy.

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration .

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  9. I loved that you answered a question many have asked about where God was on that fateful morning. He was there in the midst of it all. I loved the musical clip as well. I am honored to be a part of this Blog Hop today. It is only by the grace of God that I held it together in front of my first grade class that fateful day. Thank you for sharing your beautiful remembrance piece.


  10. Jearise, first please let me say thank you for joining in on my hop. You did a great job on your L/O and it is nice that we have made things for our future generations to be handed down and hopefully with some information of how we spent that time and handled all of the emotions and questions of the aftermath. However, children need answers. You did a great job trying to help them cope through such a struggling time and questions of why. tfs Tami
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  11. Your layout is a wonderful tribute to that tragic day 10 years ago.
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  12. Jearise, thank you for telling how it is man who does these things..God will not MAKE us do right, he gave us free will hoping we would make the right decisions and unfortunately there are those who don't but He IS there in the aftermath to help the healing process. I know that this travesty HURT my God and He cried that day too...

  13. What a great layout. TFS

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  14. Wow very moving video. I love your layout is a great Tribute you have made in honor of all that was lost that day. thanks for sharing

  15. Thank you so much for sharing your LO and your story. I think that God cried with us on that horrible day. I love how you created the back round to go perfectly with what you had in mind. or racincrafts at aim dot com

  16. Your tribute was honorable, the video was moving and the layout was very nice. we must not let future generations forget either

  17. Your LO and your story are beautiful. History was changed that day in a drastic way. TFS

    Your LO is a true tribute to her and I know that it will be greatly appreciated by her children. TFS

  18. Beautiful memorial. I think this was the most difficult hop ever. I am now in tears and done for the day. Everyones work was amazing but the stories I just read were moving. thank you to all of you for sharing.

  19. WOW!!!!!! I love the inking. This layout is wonderful. It is a great memorial and I am happy to be in this hop with you.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  20. A terrifuc tribute to commerate the events of that day. It feels more like last month and not ten years ago. Your page is wonderful thanks for the insight into its creation and the video!
    Huge Blog Hugs! *Janet*

  21. Thank you for sharing. It is a very nice layout! It documents the day very well. I love that you used red, white, and blue. It is appropreate that you did. Edwina Brown

  22. WOW just beautiful...Awesome!!!
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  23. Great tribute. Would love to invite you to enter your project in the 9-11 challenge at Sweet Sassy Diva Your project is a wonderful tribute. Hope you will join the first challenge on SSD.

  24. Great tribute. What an awesome teaching moment for you and your students. I am sure you were very helpful to them as they wrapped their heads around the events that day and helped them heal.


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