Fly the flag on 9/11

By Queens Courier Staff |

We are soon faced with the anniversary of 9/11 and I wonder if some are becoming too placid about this date.
On Sunday, September 11, 2011, I feel 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 the 10th 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 love ones who continue to endure pain and those who are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms. Let’s also honor those who are currently sick and dying, those who have died and those that worked as first responders.
In the days and 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. I ask all to fly the flag 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. So let your conscience be your guide. Thank you for your participation. God bless you and God bless America!