I will not forget the wound to our country and those who inflicted it. I will not yield, I will not rest, I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people. - President George W. Bush, 2001
We are now five days away from the fifth anniversary of 9/11. Here's a plan for every red-blooded American next Monday - Operation 9/11: Fly those American flags!
On Monday, September 11, 2006, 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 fifth anniversary of our country's worst tragedy. We do this in honor of 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 protect our cherished freedoms.
In the days, weeks, and months following 9/11, our nation 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.
So here's what we need to do:
1) Pass this information on to everyone you know.
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. May God bless America!
Excellent suggestion SWAC Girl. Of course the flag has been flying at the Smythe home every day since the 9/11 attacks.
Same with our household, Ward. In fact, I've had an American flag on my house since I was in my 20s. When 9/11 happened, stores were selling out of American flags and had them on back-order. Around Republican headquarters the comment was Republicans simply went to their storage and pulled out their American flags, bunting, and other patriotic decorations that most of us have. I hope everyone takes the time and flies those flags Monday.
We bought a Marine Corps flag at Camp Lejeune when our son deployed for Iraq. By the time he came back it was faded and tattered around the edges. The plan was to fly Old Glory again when he was back in the states but I just couldn't take it down. I was afraid something would happen to him if I did.
Three months later he finished his enlistment and was back in Virginia and the Stars and Stripes now fly on the porch again. Just in time to commemorate 9/11.
Thank you and your family - and especially your son - for your part in keeping us safe in America. I'm glad he's safely back home. May God bless you all.
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