Wednesday, August 26, 2009
September 11th is coming soon
My DD and I took part in a celebration/memorial service September 11, 2002 in downtown Tampa. The sky's opened and the parade-etc was cut short but while it lasted, it was very moving. My DD said the rain was the victims crying.
She just returned from a trip to NYC and got to go to ground Zero. All she had to take a picture of was the empty space where a memorial should be. The least we can do is fly our flag to show our support to our country and it's people that risk their lives everyday. (Picture is one of the buildings they left unrepaired after the attacks)
I received the email below and wanted to pass the word.
On Friday, September 11th, 2009, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States.
Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.
In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn't take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.
Action Plan: So, here's what we need you to do . (1) Forward this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people). Please don't be the one to break this chain. Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you. (2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11.
Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don't, then at least make it a priority on this day. Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless America!