For many years, and through our lives in several homes and offices, daily we have always flown the American Flag. My unscientific study over the years has brought me to the conclusion that older Americans are more likely to do this than the younger ones.
Rightly or wrongly, I attribute that to the affect World War II had on us as very young children. It was a time when our parents, grandparents, their friends, and our teachers were concerned that there was a real possibility the United States could lose and our rights to freedom as we were being taught them could be taken away.
Flying the American Flag is not only a way of showing everyone who can and will look that we are proud to be Americans, but it's a reminder to us as well.
My friend, Pam Sitler, is the marketing director of the Lake Highlands branch of Dallas' Republic Title, the title company many Realtors and our clients favor.
Last week she sent out an email to her list of friends, reminding us that we should all fly the American Flag at our home and office on Saturday, September 11th.
It is, of course, the ninth anniversary of the two horrible suicide airplane attacks by al-Qaeda on the World Trade Center, another on the Pentagon and a fourth that crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane, which the hijackers had redirected toward Washington, D.C
Significantly, September 11th is also Patriot Day.
I pass Pam's message on to each of you, with the recommendation that you also encourage your friends and clients to do so as well.
Flying the American Flag and honoring it as a reminder of "for which it stands," will make you a Patriot like my friend, Pam. And that's a very good thing.
BILL CHERRY, REALTORS
DALLAS - PARK CITIES
Our 45th Year