We fly a nice big American flag over the WillOaks Campground though the breeze failed me for this image. In memory of all the service men and women, law enforcement officers, firemen, medical and emergency personnel, and all the others who have served our country, I'm stopping for awhile on this difficult anniversary to be grateful for all the selfless servants we have in our country that have worked to serve, defend and improve the United States of America.
Friends of mine survived the assault on Manhattan on that bright September day eight years ago; relatives and friends of friends did not. I didn't agree with many of the decisions made on behalf of our country in the long aftermath to this horrific tragedy. But I honor all the the brave and patriotic men and women who served and continue to serve on all of our front lines, both military and domestic, for these are the people who make this country the great and wonderful place it is.