Michael W. Smith • “There She Stands”
A song of 9/11 – September 11, 2001
Michael W. Smith is the composer of “There She Stands,” a song he wrote to honor the American flag, victims, rescuers, and survivors of the 9/11 – September 11, 2001 – terrorist attacks.
The song honors the Spirit of America, the flag, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders, who rushed into harm’s way to recover victims, and rescue survivors, of the 9/11 attacks.
On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda Islamist terrorists hijacked two American airliners, and crashed them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
The terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower, and United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower.
The terrorists hijacked a third American airliner, American Airlines Flight 77, and crashed it into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
The terrorists hijacked a fourth American airliner, United Airlines Flight 93, and intended to crash it into the White House or the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The passengers and flight crew fought back, and attempted to regain control of the aircraft from the Al-Qaeda Islamist hijackers.
During the desperate struggle, the Boeing 757 crashed into an empty field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board.
The 33 passengers and seven flight crew members of United Airlines Flight 93 sacrificed themselves to save the lives of other Americans.
The September 11 attacks, referred to as 9/11, were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the al-Qaeda Islamist terrorist group against the United States of America on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
The September 11 attacks are the most lethal terrorist attacks in human history. The attacks caused 2,977 deaths, over 25,000 injuries, and resulted in substantial long term health consequences.
For firefighters and law enforcement officers, the 9/11 attacks are the deadliest incident in United States history – 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers were killed.
The attacks caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.
Michael W. Smith was invited to participate in the 2004 Republican National Convention, where he sang “There She Stands” to honor the American flag, and remember the victims, rescuers, and survivors of the 9/11 – September 11, 2001 – terrorist attacks.
Michael W. Smith is an American musician of contemporary Christian and mainstream music. Over the course of his career, his music has sold more than 18 million albums.
He is a three time Grammy Award winner, and an American Music Award recipient. Michael W. Smith has earned 45 Dove Awards, an accolade of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States, that recognizes outstanding achievement in Christian music.
In 1999, The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) awarded Michael W. Smith with the “Golden Note” Award for lifetime achievement in song writing. In 2014, ASCAP honored him as the “cornerstone of Christian music.” He has recorded 31 No. 1 Hit songs, 14 gold albums, and five platinum albums. He has starred in two films, and published 14 books.
Michael W. Smith was a personal friend of former President George H. W. Bush, and is a friend of his son, former President George W. Bush. He participated in the state funeral of George H. W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2018, where he sang “Friends,” his first hit, co written with his wife, Deborah, in 1983.