In Rememberence of all of our fallen heros, Military and civilian who gave their lives for our country. :usa: We appreciate your sacrifice and will not forget you. :usa:
Side note: Over the weekend I had the opportunity to visit the temporary memorial site of Flight 93 that went down in Shanksville, Pa on September 11. It was very moving. We were there at 10am on a Sunday and there were approximately 30 people already there.
There is a small building with an attendant and guest book to sign. When visiting you are up on the hill above the actual contact site but as they expand and get funding they will have a walkway down closer. The parking area is enclosed by the metal rail fencing you see along highways and is JUST FILLED with stickers, ribbon magnets, and short notes from visitors. I wish we would have known to bring a permanant marker to sign it also. They have a very large fence-like board set up to leave momentos. I saw one from almost every state and some other countries. Organizations and individuals have contributed memorial stones that surround the visitor area. You see momentos absolutley everywhere around the site, everything from a small coin to license plates to hats to shirts to items made specifically for the memorial. What is most amazing is that not one person disturbs anything that is left. Kinds restores your faith in the human race that they will show respect like that.
We took loads of pics. As soon as I finish the roll and get them developed I will post so y'all can see too.
We also made a stop in Johnstown, Pa and visited the National Park there that is a memorial to the Johnstown Flood of 1889. In memorium to those individuals even back then who sacrificed themselves to help others.