With Memorial Day rapidly approaching it is a fitting time to think about our American Flag and all of the brave men and women who have died defending it and the freedom our country offers all of us.
Nearly seven years and eight months ago the United States suffered one of the most heinous terrorist attacks in our history when commercial jetliners flew into the World Trade Center Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and United Flight #93 crashed in Pennsylvania.
Surely you will remember the next day American Flags were flying outside homes and on automobiles across the country. Everywhere there was substantial evidence of America’s strong patriotic spirit, but as time has past we see fewer and fewer flags or representations of America’s pride and determination.
I think this is a sad state of affairs. I believe that it is more important than ever to continue to demonstrate our patriotism proudly to the entire world. Time heals all wounds, but it should not enhance complacency. Will it take another attack to reestablish both our visible and psychological resolve?