Roger J. Robicheau
THE ELEVENTH OF SEPTEMBER
We mourn their loss this day this year
Those now with God, no danger near
So many loved ones left do stand
Confronting loss throughout our land
My heart goes out to those who do
No one can fathom what they view
I firmly pray for peace of mind
Dear God please help each one to find
And to our soldiers now at war
God guide above, at sea, on shore
They are the best; I have no doubt
Our country’s pride, complete, devout
The finest force you’ll ever see
All freedom grown through liberty
One final thought comes clear to me
For what must live in infamy
Absolutely – We’ll Remember
The Eleventh – Of September
©Copyright 2002 by Roger J. Robicheau
Below I have printed out a Congressional Record from 4 September, 2002.
Senator Kerry of Massachusetts said some very kind words about me before the US Senate, and then entered the poem to be a permanent record in our Country’s History. He then read the poem. What an honor this has been for me to experience. I still find it hard to believe.
I had to share this with you.
God Bless You,
THE ELEVENTH OF SEPTEMBER (Senate – September 04, 2002)
Mr. KERRY: Mr. President, over the last year, Roger J. Robicheau, of Holbrook, MA, has taken the time to share with me many of his poems that were inspired by the events of September 11 and our country’s efforts to heal the wounds of that day. His eloquence has captured the heroes who sacrificed so much for so many, has lifted my spirits throughout the year and has offered insightful perspective on that tragic day. I ask that his latest poem, “The Eleventh of September”, be printed in the RECORD so that my colleagues and my fellow Americans can share in his thoughts and prayers for our country.