Monday, September 10, 2007

Let us not forget...

My youngest was barely 6 months old when the Twin Towers were struck. All three of my children were at the sitter's house, and I was on my way to work at Compass Bank when it happened. I heard that there was a Healing Field set up at Tempe Town Lake this week, and I thought it might be a good opportunity to impress some things upon my children. DH was working so it was just me to take them. I don't know if my youngest got the overall gist of it - she said they saw a picture on the TV at school today of the planes hitting the towers, so maybe she did.

Also at the park was the National Unity Flag. It was pretty cool! Here is what is written about it.

The National Unity Flag stands nearly three stories high and measures over a thousand square feet and includes the flags of the fifty states and six U.S. districts. The flag includes the names of each victim of 9/11. In red ink, the firemen, blue ink for police officers, and black ink for civilians. In the center is the Statue of Liberty looking proudly to the heavens. The border of the National Unity Flag is red, white and blue, and states, "3046 Lost and 290,000,000 United." The National Unity Flag was envisioned after witnessing U.S. Congress stand hand-in-hand and sing "God Bless America" in response to the attacks on America September 11, 2001. The National Unity Flag was flown to Washington D.C. where all 100 US Senators signed it personally. This very moving and patriotic tribute to the victims of September 11 was envisioned and designed by Randy Cooney from Phoenix, Arizona. It was constructed by a high school teacher, Cathy Wallace, and a few of her students from Ironwood High School, and several adults from around the Valley. The National Unity Flag has been and will continue to be displayed throughout the country.


MM said...

Wow. Thank you for posting this. What an incredible Flag!

Cygnus said...

Nice remembrance.

We were in Canada for the anniversary of 9/11, and we paused for a moment of silence at 8:46 AM. Many in Ontario marked the occasion.