color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: FLY THE FLAG ON 9/11

Saturday, September 01, 2007

FLY THE FLAG ON 9/11

Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE spread the word to everyone in your address book asking them to also spread the plan. We have about a week to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America. If you pass this on to at least 11 people and each of those people do the same...you get the idea.

THE PLAN IS THIS:

On Tuesday, September 11th, 2007, 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 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 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.


As many of those who visit here often know, I was an unwilling witness to the events of 9/11 and it forever changed my life, my perspective and the lives and actions of the members of my family. The war on terrorism is very personal in my world.

Action Plan: So, here's how you can help...

(1) Please copy and paste this into an email and send it to everyone you know (at least 11 people). For many of you reading this, I know I don't have to remind you how you felt on 9/11 -- those sentiments guide you daily -- but if you haven't thought about 9/11 in any meaningful way since then, I urge you to remember how you felt that day and the days that followed.

and then



(2) Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11 (but the bigger, the better!)


We fly the flag year-round at our house, but if you don't, then please make it a priority on this day.

Thank you for your participation.


If you're a blogger, please consider blogging this to spread the word.

God Bless You and God Bless America.

4 Comments:

At 9/05/2007 3:35 PM , Blogger Claire said...

I had no idea you were in the thick of it all! I just blogged last week about my own witnessing of the events in DC where I was that morning. Yes, the war on terror takes on a huge meaning when you are have witnessed terror so close -- not on television only, but up close and in your face.

I will be glad to put the information up on my blog that you posted here. I will do a trackback a little later tonight.

 
At 9/09/2007 11:55 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flying the flag of the United States seems like a waste of time when the country is so divided. The "patriotism" that pulled us together has been squandered on the unneeded ongoing war in Iraq that has nothing to do with 9/11.

Let me post this to all readers: what have you contributed to this "war" besides flag-waving and $5.00 for "ribbon-magnet" stuck to your vehicle. The only people who have sacrificed anything since 9/11 are the soldiers and their families who daily get forgotten by media coverage of a missing girl in Portugal, Brad and Angelina and other ridiculous "news" items

How about considering this: rather than fly a flag that does little more than stroke our own egos and cover our embarrassment about NOT sacrificing anything at home, we all send packages and letters of support to the troops in Iraq and around the world that are placing their lives on the line every minute of every day.

Go ahead: rip on me for this. But the bottom line is it’s the truth and I realize it will hurt some of you to hear it.

America is a blessed country, regardless of your beliefs. Support those that defend it without question, not your own ego.

 
At 9/09/2007 3:15 PM , Blogger Some Soldier's Mom said...

Dear Anonymous (sigh),

The war in Iraq is what it is -- a war... and regardless of how or why we're there (and I think we went for all the right reasons), we MUST succeed in stabilizing that country as the best defense against al Q'eda.

But your suggestion about sending things to the troops is a good one -- if you don't know a soldier personally, see my "Help Our Heroes" on my side bar for some very worthy organizations!

AND fly your flag. We fly two at our place 24/7/365 because we love our country... we are proud to be Americans no matter what we think of the President, the Congress or military involvements... for it is her PEOPLE that are represented by the Flag and not any one ideology -- except FREEDOM & LIBERTY for all (including you, anonymous).

 
At 8/11/2011 6:48 AM , Blogger StewCampbell said...

This is a great post, and I want to thank you as you have used one of my cousin's images in this. My cousin, Ethan Miller, who is a professional journalist photographer now with Getty Images, was working for Reuters at the time, and captured the picture of the little girl on the shoulders of her dad, waving the flag. It was the cover of Newsweek, the week following 9/11.

Nice blog - I fly the flag every day from a 20 foot pole in my front yard.

Stewart Campbell

 

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