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Fly the Flag…

Posted by dentalinsider on September 11, 2007

This was sent to me by our local Boy Scout Troop scoutmaster.

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 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.

Action Plan: So, here’s what we need you 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.

Thank you for your participation.

God Bless You and God Bless America!



7 Responses to “Fly the Flag…”

  1. My son joined Boy Scouts today – came with a flag the immediately planted in our front lawn. Luckily no questions since it was a fun time today but I’ll have to let him know at some point. Good post DI.

  2. T- Congrats to your son….Every boy should be required to join the Boy Scouts. The things he will learn and experience will carry with him forever. Yes, I was a boy scout.


  3. The Boss said

    Maybe think about choosing an American Dental Lab. I remember seeing every car on the road with an American flag on it back then. I wish we still had that kind of patriotism 6 years later. “Never Forget”.

  4. Rick Lindquist said

    I read recently that the true “measure” of a country is very simple.
    Are people trying to get out, or trying to get in?

    Remind me again on the cost for the fence for our Southern border. I don’t think we are building it to keep our citizens here!

  5. Rick Lindquist said

    Congratulations on your boy joining the scouts, I missed your post earlier. Truly a great organization, one of the few that has stood on principle, rather than cave to public pressure. Bravo!

    Disclosure: Along with good ol DI I too was a boy scout.

  6. Thanks guys! I’m really proud of him. Seeing him w/ his neckerchief and looking through the guide to figure out how many badges he can get just cracks me up – but also makes me smile. Who says you’re too young to have goals? 🙂

  7. DentalMan said

    I’ll chime in too….. the Boy Scouts are one of the few organizations (besides the military) to honor our flag whenever they can. It is always a big part of any ceremony, meeting, parade, camporee, etc. for them! The Scouts show true patriotism to the flag and our country and should be recognized for it.

    On a different note, Teresa, congratulations on your son joining Scouts and the other guys here who were past Scouts. Keep him going and it will be a big positive experience for him!!

    As a father who has two sons who are both Eagle Scouts, the Boy Scout program provided them with experiences they could never have gotten anywhere else. They traveled to many places and were a part of so many different learning experiences. I told my guys that many adults will never see the things they saw or learned all the different skills they learned. The Scout program opened them up to so many new life skills.

    Every boy should have the opportunity to grow with the Boy Scout program, as I feel it is the best activity for them to be involved in during their teenage years (OK so I’m a little biased…. but I don’t worry about my guys when they are out and about because I know they will be safe and use their Eagle Scout skills during any situation that might come up).

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