This video was shared this morning and I started watching it. And I started crying. I thought about stopping the video because it was just too painful; the memories of that day just became too raw. But I kept watching because … we can’t forget. We must not forget. It shouldn’t become just a dim memory to us. Watching this should bring back all of the pain we felt that day as we realized what was happening.
So skip watching the video if you must. If you’re anything like me, it will make you cry.
My son texted me last night to remind me to put our flag at half-staff for today. You know, sometimes you don’t realize just what’s on a person’s mind. We know that Jon is preoccupied with girlfriend, work, friends, house, socializing, but we forget that being a proud American and showing that respect has always been important to him. On September 11, 2001 when he came home from school and found out the full extent of what had happened, he insisted on one thing … We already had our American flag flying proud. He thought everyone needed to be flying their flag. What he decided that we had to do was to go buy another American flag and he and his dad went to my mother’s place and mounted it by her door. She didn’t have a flag, he knew it, and he thought that she must fly one.
Is your American flag flying proudly?