Lamb Of God Vocalist Randy Blythe Offers Thoughts On 9/11 Tragedy
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Randy Blythe, vocalist for Lamb of God, recently took to his official Twitter account discussing the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and the impact it had on his life. You can read Blythe's statement below.
"10 years ago I woke up late as usual, drank some coffee, & walked to my cooking job at Avalon restaraunt in RVA. I was in a good mood. I came in & saw my buddy Steve (born & raised in NYC) & said "Wassup man" & he said "I guess we’re at war again man." I looked up & the TV. I saw the planes fly into the towers again & again. I didn’t really understand it at first. Didn’t open the restaurant that day. We watched. As the day wore on, I watched the tv, it sank in what had happened to all those people & I remember thinking "Things will never be the same."
"Finally at some point in the day it REALLY sunk in & I began to cry. NYC, the Pentagon, the passengers on 93 who fought them TO THE GROUND. I wanted the images to stop, & at some point I stopped watching tv. But the images wouldn’t stop, & have shaped my life since in many ways. A lot of ugly things happened after 9/11 but for a brief time there was a spirit of unity amongst my people, OUR people, the American people.
"Today I think should be a solemn day of reflection, not just on those lost & their kin, but on the meaning of what it is to be one of us. I have been literally around the world several times, & I remain convinced that the United States of America is THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH. We are ONE nation made up of MANY people. Let us remember that, & try to act accordingly. It should not take a tragedy to remind us if that.
"Ten years later, I’m in NYC having my coffee, then I’ll go to work just like in 2001. But first I’ll stop by Ground Zero to pay my respects. So it’s a sad day, but it’s good for me to be here. New York City still stands tall, as does DC near my Virginian home. We ain’t going away & we WONT go away as long as we remain UNITED. THINK about it, & be good to each other. Im off to Ground Zero. Have a good day."
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