Friday, September 9, 2011

September 11, 2011 - The Colors of Grief and the Colors of our Flag

Real Americans Defend Israel
September 9, 2011
by Bee Sting

Americans have been posting, commenting and presenting tributes to America's Tenth Anniversary of 911 all week, leading up to Sunday, September 11, 2011.  However, no amount of posting, talking, praying, and planning ahead allows us to forget one moment of where we were that horrific morning, when America was attacked by Muslims bent on bringing America to her knees, using our own planes against us.

Not even today, is America allowed to move forward, as she is now under another WARNING of a possible attack again, on her shores, by car bombing Muslim terrorists!  DON'T PANIC - Homeland Security has things well in hand - probably as "in hand" as they do in protecting America's southern borders.

Grief comes in many colors and if you combine the colors, you may add anger to them; for Americans have every right to be angry, when this administration refuses to be honest and identify the enemy.  They claim the terrorist they are hunting down are al Qaeda members and yet, not all Muslims who have tried (some succeeding) to attack America with planes and car bombs and rifles, as the Ft. Hood soldiers were murdered by one Muslim hiding under the very cover of an American military uniform.

What color is a lie?  Is it black, representing evil or untruths?   Is it the color best signifying the deaths of thousands of American soldiers who have died since 911, as they battle against terrorists who have no flag, no uniform, but many groups, who hide bombs withing their vests and use whatever vehicle of transportation they find useful to perform their nasty deed? 

When this administration adds the color red, I think of the bright red blood streaming down the faces of the survivors of 911, along with the color of gray, for the blood mixed with ashes and smoke rising from the destroyed Towers at Ground Zero; PA and the Pentagon.  What color represents shock and grief - must be a mixed color, for those were our mixed emotions when the first plane struck the World Trade Center.

And the colors come in sounds, as we listened to the high pitch of the beeps attached to gadgets used by the NYC fireman, in order to locate each other among the smoke and fire rising up from the ground where two towers once stoop in the sun on an early September morning.

For me, it has the colors of white, for the nurses who were tending to my husband who had just had emergency heart surgery the night before September 11, 2011.  And a crystal clear color, for the tears shed by all of us, knowing that we would never be safe again, as long as a 7th century ideology of Islam continued to reign terror across the globe.

Colors and sounds mixed together, forming a scene like none other; perhaps, a Kaleidoscope of emotions best describes America, as we focus on the memorials and tributes for 911.

This administration and the mayor of NYC would prefer that we no longer use the term "Ground Zero"; that we no longer have room for our heroes of 911, who now suffer catastrophic illness and cancer, from breathing in that ash and smoke; no longer have two moments to pray, to remember our dead; no longer will truthfully identify America's enemies; who would prefer to fly a flag of Islam over a building just two blocks from Ground Zero - a victory mosque for Islam - for the murdering of almost 3,000 Americans.  That Victory Mosque is no different than the planes they used to murder Americans on 911 - planes, cars, mosques - whatever is handy to spread hate towards the very country they now live in, while destroying the West's civilization in the process.

"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers."Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan

White is the color of purity and truth - white is not the color of surrender for Americans - and it is truth within each of us that will fight to our last breath to assure our future generations that America will not forget, or give in to Islam - the absolute enemy of the United States of America. We owe it to those who died on 911; we owe it to our brave soldiers; we owe it to all who survived after 911 and ALL Americans survived - we are all survivors! 

And lastly, the best colors are the colors of America's flag!

Sentimental writers and orators sometimes ascribe meanings to the colors in the flag. The practice is erroneous, as are statements on this subject attributed to George Washington and other founders of the country.

From the book "Our Flag" published in 1989 by the House of Representatives...

"On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing a committee to devise a seal for the United States of America. This mission, designed to reflect the Founding Fathers' beliefs, values, and sovereignty of the new Nation, did not become a reality until June 20, 1782. In heraldic devices, such as seals, each element has a specific meaning. Even colors have specific meanings. The colors red, white, and blue did not have meanings for The Stars and Stripes when it was adopted in 1777. However, the colors in the Great Seal did have specific meanings. Charles Thompson, Secretary of the Continental Congress, reporting to Congress on the Seal, stated:
"The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."
Also this from a book about the flag published in 1977 by the House of Representatives...

"The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial; the stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun."

The quote below concerning gold fringe on the Flag is from the book "So Proudly We Hail, The History of the United States Flag" Smithsonian Institute Press 1981, by Wiliam R. Furlong and Byron McCandless. "The placing of a fringe on Our Flag is optional with the person of organization, and no Act of Congress or Executive Order either prohibits the practice, according to the Institute of Hearaldry. Fringe is used on indoor flags only, as fringe on flags on outdoor flags would deteriorate rapidly. The fringe on a Flag is considered and 'honorable enrichment only', and its official use by the US Army dates from 1895.. A 1925 Attorney General's Opinion states: 'the fringe does not appear to be regarded as an integral part of the Flag, and its presence cannot be said to constitute an unauthorized addition to the design prescribed by statute. An external fringe is to be distinguished from letters, words, or emblematic designs printed or superimposed upon the body of the flag itself. Under law, such additions might be open to objection as unauthorized; but the same is not necessarily true of the fringe.'"

The gold trim is generally used on ceremonial indoor flags that are used for special services and is believed to have been first used in a military setting. It has no specific significance that I have ever run across, and its (gold trim) use is in compliance with applicable flag codes and laws.

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