The month of September ……

The month of September ......

….. after remembering today, this unforgettable day for America
….. after all the memorials, reflections, prayers ….

At memorials and in their schools, homes, and places of work across the country on Wednesday morning, Americans paused to remember those lost in the Sept. 11 attacks that shook the nation 12 years ago.

At 8:46 a.m. EST, crowds gathered at the site of the Twin Towers in New York City observed a moment of silence marking when the first plane crashed in the city’s downtown. President Barack Obama joined by the Vice President and First Lady also marked the moment on the lawn of the White House.

The president later observed a moment of silence at the Pentagon to mark the time at which Flight 77 struck the building, joined by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey.”

****Without any desire to lessen its meaning, I feel that we need a little bit of lightness, because life does go on!!!

…. in memory of those who lost their lives, those who remain behind, have to carry on!!!


Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, disco, jazz and rock.

They are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century. Rolling Stone has described them as “innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing” and has also declared that the band “changed the sound of black pop”.

Also known as EWF, the band was founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969. Other members have included Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards.

Earth, Wind & Fire have 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 90 million albums worldwide.

Five members of Earth, Wind & Fire were also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame: Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay. The music industry and fans have bestowed Lifetime Achievement honors from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (Rhythm & Soul Heritage Award – 2002), NAACP (Hall of Fame – 1994) and the BET Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award – 2002).

Earth, Wind & Fire is known for the dynamic sound of their horn section, their energetic and elaborate stage shows, and the interplay between the contrasting vocals of Philip Bailey’s falsetto and Maurice White’s tenor.The kalimba (African thumb piano) is played on all of the band’s albums.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, the band had many hits, including “Shining Star”, “That’s the Way of the World”, “Devotion”, “Reasons”, “Sing a Song”, “Can’t Hide Love”, “Getaway”, “Fantasy”, “Love’s Holiday”, “September”, “Boogie Wonderland”, “After the Love Has Gone”, and “Let’s Groove”. Two Earth, Wind & Fire classic songs have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: “That’s the Way of the World” (2004) and “Shining Star” (2007).

The band is also known as having been the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden and to receive the MSG Gold Ticket Award. President Barack Obama invited Earth, Wind & Fire to perform at the White House for the first social event of the new administration.

We ALL are ONE!! We ALL are connected by MUSIC!!!

4 thoughts on “The month of September ……

  1. Agreed with your sentiments.. And I mean no disrespect to those who still grieve…. But its time to let go of Bitterness, and Blame, and move forward in the spirit of harmony and Peace…While no one will forget, like those who die daily in wars and conflict, disasters, and tragedies all over the world… While ever we hold on we do not move on… The time is now to embrace Peace, and we do that by letting go of that which no longer serves .. Let us commemorate their passing not as a tragedy, but one that perhaps will bring greater awareness to us all who can know that they gave their lives so that we could unite in a better world, if we each crave that Dream,,,,

    Peace in our Time….



    • Sue … we share similar views. It’s time to move one … not forgetting but accepting what can’t be changed. Moving forward …. we have to, as a people, let the world know that only love and peace is the answer.
      Yes, I agree ….. that’s the only way that there will be closure and learning.
      Seems to me sometimes that we didn’t learn anything.
      Always remember Einstein’s definition of insanity!!

      PEACE!!! 🙂 …. TY for your comment!!


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