Sunday, September 7, 2008

FLY THE FLAG CAMPAIGN

This is a republish of a post I made on September 1, 2007.
With the important election coming up this year it is even more important that we fly our flag. Not only in remembrance of 9/11, but to remind us of the importance to pay attention to the issues in this election, and be preparing to vote on November 4th.




Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign. It is just 10 days to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America.

THE PROGRAM IS THIS: On Tuesday, September 11th, 2007, 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 sixth anniversary of our country's worst tragedy. We do this in honor of 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 to do: (1) Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you. (2) Fly an American flag, of any size, 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.

We fly a 3'x5' most every day, unless the weather is really bad. Mickey went out yesterday and purchased two of the little flags to put on our vehicles on 9/11. Remember the ones that clip on the window that so many of us flew right after 9/11?

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



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25 comments:

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Will do Susan. One nation, under God!

lila said...

That is a great idea!

We have a large American flag flying outside our front door most of the time.(Mr. Pear is very patriotic!)

inspired said...

God bless America & England ;o]

diana said...

i just read about this campaign yesterday and think it's a great day. i will be flying one.

i remember how many were flown after the 9-11 tragedy. i liked seeing them everywhere. it made me feel like this country was truly united.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Thanks for spreading the word. We have a large flag to put outside our front door. We will be sure it goes up on that day! (right now the flag of Flanders is there because my hubby is a pro cycling fan and celebrates the time of the spring classic season)

I think it is time to put up our US flag though! It is a great way to help the citizens of our nation feel united and to remember those we lost.

Morning Glory said...

My flag will be flying that day.

MightyMom said...

pass it on!!

Karen said...

We have one out front, one out back, and 3 stuck in planters. It's my way of honoring Jason until he comes home. I will have them up on Sept. 11.
;0)

Pam said...

Hi there! I've missed checking in on you this past week while I've been away.

Loved the balloon idea below.

I recieved an email with this same idea. I love it. I would love to see all Americans united in this!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

We will be flying our flag. We should never forget 9-11. Thank you,connie from Texas

Myrna said...

Great idea! Thank you for the reminder!

annie said...

Great idea. We have a flag we put out in July, other months we put out different ones...
I tagged you.
Hope your Sunday is full of blessings!

Mountain Mama said...

A great idea. I have flown my flag so much it's coming apart at the seams. Time to get a new one I think.

Nadine said...

What a wonderful idea Susan. Thank you for spreading the word.

Kelly Fisher said...

Susan, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog - and for the encouragement! Have a blessed Labor Day!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I have a flag on my screen door! I so want to get a real flag to hang outside when the money allows!

Coach J said...

A great reminder! My hubby and I have been meaning to buy a flag and fly it, but just haven't. I will do that this week!
I tagged you today, if you're interested.

Barbara said...

I do like the way Americans fly their flags. We used to when children but in these days there is so much political correctness that in someplaces it is banned in case it upsets minoprities or the like.

PEA said...

That really is a great idea for the American people! Actually, all the countries should be flying their own flag all the time to show patriotism. I fly my Canadian flag all the time:-) xoxo

Pam said...

Yea! I will follow suit and post this on my blog if that's ok!

Humble wife said...

yep, we will!
Jennifer

Sweetie said...

Your campaign is a very patriotic gesture. Some times we need to take a minute and thank God that we were born in a country where we have so many freedoms.

Sweetoe

Anonymous said...

I received the request from another friend via e-mail yesterday and sent it out to all my e-mail list... Great Idea and a reminder the price that is paid for us to have our freedom in this country... As we all know FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. Thanks for the reminder.. Mine will be up.. Don

Ross' Cottage said...

Hi Susan,
We are with you on this one at Ross Cottage!

Maxine said...

I don't have one big one but have already been flying several little ones.