It's great to see flags are flying everywhere today

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I will admit that I've gotten a little weary over the anti-American sentiment that's been being stirred by so many hate filled groups that are here in this Country. The irony is that they are free to talk badly about the Country they call home because of the sacrifices others have made to allow them that freedom.

Today being 9/11 we are reminded of the fact that there are very bad people in the World that will stop at nothing to inflict fear and harm on those who believe in peace and love. I'm so happy to see all the American flags flying everywhere today. It gives me a sense of hope that we just might come together as a united people again inspite of our political and social differences. A divided Nation cannot stand and 9/11 is a great reminder of what a Nation can do to love and heal when we all come together. 

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Kathleen Daniels
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I like to see flags flying on personal residences as well.  I have a little flag on my patio. It remains there 24 x 7. 

Sep 11, 2015 03:24 AM #1
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nicole,

We agree, we both love our country...someone from Germany once complained to me about America, Americans, etc.  I said, "If it is so terrible here, why are you staying here?"  He turned red and could not answer...A

Sep 11, 2015 03:30 AM #2
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Sharon Tara
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The hate is getting really frightening. Not sure what needs to happen to end it, but I pray the answer comes soon.  With an election coming up, there is a whole lot more hate coming our way. Watching the two parties go at each other is sickening to me.

Sep 11, 2015 04:00 AM #3
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert ~ hi NIcole, I couldn't have said it better myself. My attitude is that anyone who doesn't like it here should just go back to where they came from or find a new country to live in. Interesting, isn't it, that they don't leave?

Sep 11, 2015 04:18 AM #4
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Nicole - remember all those "United We Stand"  Signs After 9/11  I hope people have not forgotten. Freedom is not free and there are bad people out there.

Sep 11, 2015 04:58 AM #5
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert I'm proud to be flying both my flags today. I can not put them at half staff as they are fixed but I like them up high anyway!

Sep 11, 2015 06:16 AM #6
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Nicole,  I will never forget the day after 9/11 and driving down the highway.  There was a large paving operation going on.  Large paving train of equipment working to put the asphalt down.  The guys on the paver had rigged a large mast with a 10 foot or so American Flag.  It was a sight I will never forget.  I have posted many times on the American Flag and all it stands for.  Nicole I agree with you that it waving does give us hope.  Mark

Sep 11, 2015 07:31 AM #7
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I will always thing of 9/11 as one of the most tragic days in American history.  Yet, as every cloud has a silver lining, I also remember the coming together of this country in unity afterward.  I miss those days!

Sep 11, 2015 07:38 AM #8
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Beautifully said Nicole.  Unfortunately, our children, at least mine, are a generation under siege and have been shaped by 9/11 and the aftermath.

Sep 11, 2015 07:49 AM #9
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Nicole your words hit home.   I came from Portugal when I was 8 years old, and it is hard for me to understand others who have also come from other countries to the U.S. speak bad about the country they live in.  My family came here by choice, and also had the choice to leave if things were better where we came from.  The U.S. gave my parents the opportunity to provide a better life for us and they did.  Things are not perfect here, but are better than anywhere else I am aware of.

For me 9/11 serves as a reminder we need to protect our freedoms from those who would try to take those freedoms from us.  Freedoms which are freely given to even those who speak badly about a country who provide them with the freedom to criticize it without threat of punishment for what they say.

Sep 11, 2015 07:54 AM #10
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Hi Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert , It's a shame that we have to have 9/11 to remind us that we need to be one nation united.

Sep 11, 2015 09:12 AM #11
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert 

Very good post and well said. It is good to be reminded of how great our nation is as you look around the world. A lot of people think we need to aspire to be more like Europe or other countries. I have been to many of them and can tell you there is no place like the USA. Socialism hurts people far more than capitolism. Many people give up and never aspire to greater things in these countries for it will not be rewarded but rather punished. 

Sep 11, 2015 09:35 AM #12
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Nicole

Your right on point . . . . it was nice to see the flags out today . . . .

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 11, 2015 12:11 PM #13
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Good morning Nicole.  That day sure changed America, now the thing is not to forget.  Sadly some politicians have already forgot...  

Sep 11, 2015 08:53 PM #14
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Yes, Nicole, I agree with you. The outpooring of events to honor 9/11 is wonderful.

Sep 11, 2015 10:56 PM #15
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Good morning Nicole. Great job with your post, very tough time. I pray for the families that lost their lives and their families. From that date, everything changed in the country.

Make it a great weekend!

Sep 11, 2015 10:59 PM #16
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Yesterday seeing all of the flags flying was a great reminder of the unity that came from such a horrific event on 9/11/2001.

Sep 12, 2015 03:02 AM #17
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Here in TX our Governor told us all to lower our flags in memory of those that perished on 9/11. There were many flags blowing in the wind too and I also wondered, what would it be like if every homeower and business owner had a flag raised and honored the flag too. I feel for the kids of post 9/11. They are happy kids, happy to be kids and many were too young to remember - or do they remember? I pray for those kids of post 9/11.

Sep 12, 2015 06:30 AM #18
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Hi Nicole -- a very thoughtful post.  Long may our flag wave showing how strong our country is and will continue to be despite those who wish and do ill upon us.  

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