A Touching Way to Honor the Loss of Lives of 9/11

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Real Estate Agent with DWELL REAL ESTATE BK3105105

Every year I drive down the entire 10 miles of Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key on September 11.  There are  2,977 American Flags  planted on the side of the road, one for each of the souls who lost their lives on this day.  The Public Works Department puts them out the day before and will remove them tomorrow, reminding us of how quickly the life we take for granted can be changed,  but for the brief time that they wave, all of us are reminded of the importance of never forgetting this day.

I lived on Longboat Key back then and President Bush was staying across the street from my condo at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort.  I waited for his motorcade that morning to pass by and then went on to work while he headed to a public school to meet students and give them an award. 

 A couple of hours later our world changed forever. 

This solemn yet powerful memorial will be repeated every year and every year I will drive by it and pray for those who are no longer with us.

 

 

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Sheila Anderson
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Hello Marnie. That is a touching and meaningful tribute.

Sep 11, 2013 06:23 AM #1
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
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Marnie, that is very touching, and a great honor to those precious souls that lost their lives that day.

Sep 11, 2013 06:33 AM #2
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Tara Skinner at Keller Williams Advantage Realty
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What an amazing tribute! Can't believe it has already been 12 years. Life really does change SO fast!

Sep 11, 2013 06:35 AM #3
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Marnie, The flags on Longboat Key sounds breathtaking, Literally!

Sep 11, 2013 09:28 AM #4
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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Marnie, that is a wonderful tribute to remember those that lost their life on that horrible day.

Sep 11, 2013 10:28 AM #5
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Marnie, That has got to be a chilling drive/experience.  It would be hard for me to hold it together and drive. 

Sep 11, 2013 01:23 PM #6
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Joe Petrowsky
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Not sure why but it seems like the affect of this event no longer has the impact it one had, which is truly sad. I have my office always take a few moments to remember in silence. We should never forget.

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