In Remembrance of our brothers and sisters lost
in the attack on America, September 11, 2001

In memory of all those who have perished; the passengers, crew and pilots on the United and American Airlines flights, the workers in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the police, firemen, and all the innocent bystanders. Our prayers go out to the friends and family of the deceased.

To hear each song, click on title

These Colors Won't Run
Sung by B.J. Thomas

As I watch Old Glory
Waving in the wind
I think of what it stands for
And everywhere it's been

Each states shows independence
By having it's own star
Red stands for courage
And blood shed in the war
White is for the innocence 
Lost on the battlefield
Blue stands for justice
That will always prevail

These colors won't run
They're tried and true
The promise of freedom
Is in the red, white and blue
They stand for what is right 
And if it takes a fight to get it done
These colors won't run

When our freedom is challenged
We won't back down
Even on foreign soil
We stand our ground
We'll defy the largest foe
For what we believe
Defend the smallest friend
In their time of need 
And time after time
We've answered the call
And through every battle
Our flag weathered it all

These colors won't run
They're tried and true
The promise of freedom
Is in the red, white and blue
They stand for what is right 
And if it takes a fight to get it done
These colors won't run

The flag is more than just our colors
It's a ways of life, It's a way of life ..

These colors won't run
They're tried and true
The promise of freedom
Is in the red, white and blue
They stand for what is right 
And if it takes a fight to get it done
These colors won't run

Written By: Craig Harris, Helen Walk Bowman, Mimmye Goode & Michael Horton 

"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, 
but they cannot touch the foundation of America.  These acts shatter steel, 
but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve."
"America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for 
freedom and opportunity in the world."
"And no one will keep that light from shining ."

-President George W. Bush
September 11, 2001


America Is
Sung by B.J. Thomas

America is a sharecropper's son
Who plays a guitar
And grows up to be a rock and roll star
Yes even a sharecropper's son can go far
In America

America is an immigrant's daughter
With something to say
Who grows up to be a writer one day
An immigrant's daughter can turn out ok
In America 
America

You can build a bigger bridge
You can make a better car
Erect a building tall enough to almost touch a star
Anything you can dream you can do
It's up to you

America is the cop on the beat
Who walks all alone
And offers his life to safeguard your own
Like so many heroes unsung and unknown
In America

America is the telephone man
On top of a pole
The miner who digs deep down in a hole
And each one in search of his own private goal
In America
America

You can build a stronger dam 
You can make a faster plane
Irrigate a barren desert that is crying out for rain
Anything you can dream you can do
It's up to you

America is
The light in the harbor
That immigrants see
That tells them they've reached the land of the free
And that is the way it always will be
In America
America

In America

Written by: Hal David and Joe Raposo

"We will not waiver; we will not tire;
we will not falter; and we will not fail.
Peace and freedom will prevail"

-President George Bush


Raising of the Flag at Iwojima, and firemen raising the Flag at The World Trade Center rescue effort.
Photo taken by Thomas Franklin of the Bergen Record

 America The Beautiful
Sung by B.J. Thomas

Oh, beautiful
For spacious skies
For amber waves of grain 
For purple mountains majesty
Above the fruited plain

America
America
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good
With brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

Oh beautiful
For spacious skies 
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountains majesty
Above the fruited plain

America 
America
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

And crown thy good
With brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

Written by Katherine Lee Bates and Samuel Ward






This site originated as Carousel's B.J. Thomas Corner on October 5, 1997. 
Created and maintained for the Thomas family by Bobbi for informational and entertainment purposes only. 
Please do not copy or reproduce any part of the text or pictures from this website. 1997.