Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cherished Obligation

We are what we choose to remember and how we honor these remembrances.

Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning on September 11, 2001?

Do you remember what you felt? How do you plan to honor what good rose from that tragedy?

My friend, Lisa Butler and I, are asking our friends to be part of spreading the word. We would like to see on the 7th anniversary of that fateful day, an American flag displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States.
Do this in memory
of those who lost their lives when the United States was attacked on 9/11/ 2001. Do this as a show of continued support for their and families, friends and loved ones. Do this in honor of those wearing the uniform of this country. Do this as a sign of unity with those who are away from home and loved ones: some of whom will sacrifice their lives preserving our comfort and freedom very much at the expense of their own.

Mark your calendars. Spread the word. Thursday, September 11th is less than a month away. Let flying the flag that day become the cherished obligation of every American. Let us display our solidarity as a people, a culture and a nation by proudly displaying the flag of the United States of America and renewing our kinship with our neighbors, just as we did that day.

Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign. PLEASE forward this request to your friends and ask them to do the same.

Thank you for your participation. God Bless You and God Bless America!

Earth from space photograph from NASA collection.

Flag photo courtesy of Alta Loma photographer Gene Sasse, used with permission.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Lydia for doing this. We fly the American Flag from the front of our house 365 days a year 24/7. I think we began doing that after 9/11. We did it with a yellow ribbon during the Gulf War.
Yes, I would like to see every house flying the flag!

XO Trisha

Loving Annie said...

I can do that, Lydia. Good idea :)