Before getting down to “blog business”, I start with something that was forwarded to me. Yes, it’s probably improper to post… but it made me laugh!
Sunday is September 11. It’s the start of the NFL football season. I suspect that there will be at least one player who decides to use the pledge of allegiance to the flag for his opportunity of demonstration.
The meaning of the flag is also part of a remembrance of the murders of September 11, 2001. On that day, all of the United States felt attacked and betrayed. No one was demonstrating during the pledge of allegiance on September 12, 2001.
In light of the importance of that day, I thought that it was worthwhile to look back at the PBS Frontline documentary titled The Man Who Knew (Online here) which first aired on PBS on October 3, 2002.
It’s the story of the FBI agent who was obsessed with Bin Laden and was warning other officials of an impending attack. So obsessed that he had previously gathered all film and video of Bin Laden that the FBI had acquired, and watched it over and over in his New York apartment. He was trying to look for clues. He is also chronicled in the book titled The Man Who Warned America.
I wanted to blog on this amazing story, but it would just take too long. In short, the amazing part of the story is that he was ultimately forced out of his job at the FBI. So, he entered the private sector as head of security for the World Trade Center. He started his new job on August 23, 2001.
He was killed on the day of the attacks of September 11,2001. He was last seen at the 49th floor shortly before the tower collapsed. When he started his new job, he had remarked to a friend that because of the result of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, that “They’ll probably try to finish the job”.
It’s a good reminder of what our flag stands for, and how others keep trying to take stands against us and what that flag stands for.
I hope you have a great weekend!
And for our pic o’ day