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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Get Your Flag Ready for 9-11-11


Subject: 9/11

"On Sunday, September 11th, 2011, 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 tenth 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."

So, here's what we need you to do.
(1) Tell everyone you know to fly their flag tomorrow!
(2) Fly your flag tomorrow!
(3) Would love to see a picture of yours!



“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”


—Marian Wright Edelman (b. 1939); activist, president and founder Children's Defense Fund


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27 comments:

E Ason said...

Hi Sandie,
Nice post - I'll keep you all in my prayers!
Blessings

Eva

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...The flag is already flying outside our front door. Thanks for the reminder of this sad and momentous occasion. May your Saturday be a good one! Susan

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Our flag pole got demolished during a wind storm last winter!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Mine are already up. blessings ~ tanna

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I believe we should fly them but the only flag that we have is in sons window...I guess it flies. Thanks for this idea

Michaele said...

I need to go get a flag.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Proud to fly my flag in remembrance of this day and those who lost their lives!

Wanda's Wings said...

So very true. I need to buy one.

Catherine said...

It's hard to believe that 10 years has gone by. The memories are still fresh.
xo Catherine

That corgi :) said...

great reminder, Sandie! I like your flags by your door! I need to see if we have a flagpole here.

betty

Mevely317 said...

Great post, Sandie!
I was a little surprised -- and a LOT "gladdened" to spot a truck with a miniature flag mounted on it's side mirror last evening.

Knitty said...

We've had a flag on a pole most of our married life. When the old one rusted and broke near the base, we replaced it and added a light on a sensor that shines up on our beautiful flag. It flies 24/7 now.

Sandra said...

thanks for the reminder. need to find our flag

Thisisme. said...

Great post Chatty. My thoughts and prayers will be with all my American friends tomorrow (Sunday). Hugs.

Angela said...

My flags are still out from the 4th of July! We were going to take them down but left them for Labor Day and then I remembered I should leave them up for tomorrow.

Hugs,
Angela

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Thinking of all those lost and those who have lost.

Take care.

fiona

SweetMarie said...

Great post Sandie! Hubby just got our flag out and it will be flying shortly.

Patti said...

I don't have an American flag anymore. (Too much wind where I live beat it to death). So, I'm flying what I've been flying since Memorial Day. It's one of those decorative flags...has an American flag on it, with the words "For the land of the free, we give thanks." (This flag, too, is on its last legs, a result of all the wind where I live, but it will probably make it through Veteran's Day in November, after which time, it'll need to be replaced.)

Blessings,
Patti

laurie said...

i have thought of nothing else all week, so many sad stories, inspirational as well but so many victims, here and gone.Great post, I'm Canadian but I'll fly your flag as well!

Ginny said...

It was so horrible, I really don't know if I will do a post on it or not, I think everyone else has said so much...and I don't mean that in a bad way, but in a good way.

Jill said...

Wonderful reminder. I must go buy one.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

It's on my to do list!
*hugs*Deb

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

My flags will be flying! I loved the sight of all those flags right after 9/11. I'm even guilty of putting them out and bring them in. I need to leave them out.

Buttercup said...

I'll be looking for my flag pin. Great post!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

God Bless America and all the sad hearts
love
tweedles

Donna B said...

RIGHT ON...flying our flag proudly...our son, who leaves for Marine boot camp in January, will fly in tomorrow to visit for a week. Can't wait to see him!

Rob-bear said...

I don't have an American flag. That's because I'm a Canadian.
Just dropping by to say lots of Canadians are standing with our American friends and neighbours on 9/11.
Blessings and Bear hugs.