Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We Remember on Sept 11

There are certain days that will long remain
in the collective memory of a Nation.
September 11th  is one such day.
Congress approved a joint resolution on Oct 25, 2001 requesting that President George W. Bush designate September 11th  of each year as “Patriot Day”,  in memory of the 2,977 killed in the Sep 11, 2001 attacks.   He signed it into law on Dec 18, 2001.  Many Americans refer to the day simply as "Nine-Eleven (9/11)”. 

On this date each year, the sitting president directs that the American flag be flown at half-staff at individual American homes, at the White House, and on all US government buildings and establishments, at home and abroad. The President also asks Americans to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 A.M. (EDT), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sep 11, 2001.
Many of our military personnel remain at dangerous posts around the world protecting the interests of the USA and its allied countries as we continue to fight against acts of aggression and terrorism.
"America was not built on fear.  America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand."  Harry S. Truman

As an authorized Quilts of Valor Group, we will try to do our part to provide comforting quilts that are a touch of home to combat personnel and veterans at the Poly-Trauma Unit of the James A. Haley VA Hospital.  You are very welcome to join us on Friday, Sep 14th, at The Crafty Threads Quilt Shop, if you would like to be a part of this wonderful mission.

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