Tag: patriotism

Tribute: Prayer for September 11, 2001

Drawing September 11 tribute
Artwork by BZTAT
Prayer for September 11, 2001

Dear God,
Today a part of my land
And a part of my people
Was reduced to a cloud of
Smoke, rubble and dust.

As the pain and dust linger,
Please help me to join hands
In peace, not rage,
With other spirits
Who seek to rise above.

I wrote this prayer on September 11, 2001, filled with sadness and both hope at the same time. I share it each year here in hopes that peace will  prevail in our world someday.
Today, I again join hands with kindred spirits.

Celebrate America with a Complete Fireworks Show from BZTAT Studios

On Friday I posted some video clips of the Zing in the City fireworks in Canton, OH. Today, to celebrate my country’s birthday, I have combined the video clips into a montage set to music. We truly had a spectacular fireworks show in Canton, and I wanted to share it with you. Warning: You may want to adjust your volume so as not to startle the pets!

Happy Independence Day!

Thought for the Day: What My Flag Means to Me

American Flag
Artwork by BZTAT

My Flag Stands For…

…resiliency in the face of tragedy.

…hope in the face of loss.

…courage in the face of danger.

…tenacity in the face of obstacles.

…triumph in the face of battle.

…peace in the face of war.

…freedom in the face of limitations.

…opportunity in the face of poverty.

…unity in the face of diversity.

…healing in the face of injury.

…knowledge in the face of naivete.

…charity in the face of need.

…humility in the face of pride.

…order in the face of chaos.

…faith in the face of uncertainty.

I love my flag.

–Poem by BZTAT

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