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We Watch the City

We watch the City fall down
But we pick it up.
The Cost of Freedom
We pick it up.

Nothing said
We pick it up
We watch the City fall down
We pick it up
Because of Freedom
We walk hand in hand
God Save America
We pick it up.

We watch the City fall down.
We pick it up.
See the Capital standing strong.
Because of Freedom
We pick it up.

We are Americans.
We pick it up.
Because of Freedom
We pick it up.
Long live Freedom
We pick it up.
Long live Freedom
We pick it up.

Raise the flag
We pick it up
Across the nation
We pick it up.

We watch the City fall down
We pick it up
With the grace of God
We pick it up.


- by Chester Finn, Self-Advocate from New York


Reprinted with permission from We Watch the City: Stories in the Shadow of 9/11 video and booklet produced by the Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/201/default.html). Citation: Moseley, C., Salmi, P., Johnstone, C. & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Spring/Summer 2007). Impact: Feature Issue on Disaster Preparedness and People with Disabilities, 20(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].
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The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/201/201.pdf.

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