I am sad to say that another anniversary is coming near of when terrorists attacked our nation Sept. 11, 2001.
Now here is an idea for all Americans to not only remember those brave men women who lost their lives on that day of infamy, but I hope will show support for our brave men and women who are serving our nation today.
On Sept. 11, I think all Americans should fly the American flag outside their homes, apartments, offices and stores throughout the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display the American flag on this, the 13th anniversary of our country’s worst tragedy.
We do this in honor of all 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 should not take another attack to galvanize us into solidarity again. Our American flag is the fabric of our country, and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds.
Fly an American flag of any size on 9/11 and, in all honesty, I believe all Americans should fly the flag year-round, but let’s start with flying the American flag every Sept. 11.
I am thanking everyone for your participation.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village