LETTERS

LETTER: Reader wants flags displayed for 9/11

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

On Friday Sept. 11 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 the eighth anniversary of one of our country’s worst tragedies. We do this to honor 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.

Sharon Hebert

Gonzales