THE LEGACY

What is "The Legacy"?

"The Legacy" is a song that serves as a musical tribute and is dedicated to the countless heroes who lost their lives during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, when terrorist viciously attacked the United States of America.

September 11, 2001

From glory to disaster. The day when a proud nation was viciously attacked by cowards. Cowards who took unsuspecting innocent people and "murdered" them.

Women, men and children....they didn't care, skin color didn't matter... not even religion mattered. 

A day when countless "HEROES" ran into two burning towers of HELL to rescue whomever they could. Of course these heroes where the men and women of the New York City Police and Fire departments, and in some cases, people just like you and me. 

On September 11, 2001 the lives of the entire world changed forever... lest we forget those who perished and our prayers to those who live on.

Why the song?

We live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada which is just hours away from New York City. As Canadians, we realize that our "back-yard" neighbor is that of our American friends. When tragedy struck on September 11, 2001, our hearts went out to all Americans, and to the world.

The events of September 11, 2001 left us both with an emptiness inside. Unable to fill the void left by the scars of that terrible day, we put down in music and words our feelings about 9/11 and thought that we would share them with YOU!  The one that has found this page. Perhaps you too are looking for words of solitude to help heal the pain of that dreadful day.

"THE LEGACY" is our tribute to those who needlessly perished and to those who survived and must live each day in anguish at the loss of a loved one following the events of that horrific day. We hope that you enjoy the song we have put together... from our hearts to yours.

God bless America and all those who support what it means to be FREE!

Doug and Pam Champagne.

THE LEGACY (Cont'd)

Lyrics

September eleven, two thousand and one
the day we lost our daughters, the day we lost our sons
in three separate acts of terror
or murder most would say
our lives were changed forever, upon that fateful day

The heroes they were plenty
some names we'll never know
they stood there in the stairwells
showing people where to go
the men and women of New York
they held their posts so well
standing there in the darkness, until the towers fell

While other men were on a plane
fighting for our lives
some of them picked up their phones
and called their loving wives
to tell them that they loved them and to say goodbye
for the deck was stacked against them
and surely they would die

And in the Pentagon in Washington
just going bout' their lives
hundreds more just did their jobs
not knowing they would die
now their memories will not leave us
they did not die in vain
we always will remember
we'll always feel the pain

On September eleventh, the year two thousand and one
the day we lost our daughters, the day we lost our sons
in three separate acts of terror
or murder most would say
our lives were changed forever
upon that fateful day

(Written by Doug Champagne  -  Copyright 2001)

Download "The Legacy"

We have provided a link below to a MP3 version of "The Legacy".

Feel free to pass them on to your friends.

If you are in a position to rebroadcast the song, such as a radio or television station, please, by all means do so. This way the messages in each song can touch more hearts.

But please, do not distribute or sell the song for personal monetary gain or profit. From the onset, the intention of "The Legacy" is to be a memorial to the countless lives lost that day and to be a reminder to those who live on.

Click this link to play or download "The Legacy".

Other 9/11 Memorial Links

Although nowhere near exhuastive, here are some other useful links to resources about or related to the events of September 11, 2001.

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