I have a friend,his niece died in tower two on 9/11.<quoted text>
Yes, I agree. Some of these anti-Jay people on here don't believe me when I said I worked for many years in records....records of all kinds.
For a good 12 years I worked in military archives. The collection dated from the Civil War through WW2 and Korea. Usually the families keep these war mementoes until they (the soldier) is gone, and then they donate it to either a museum or somewhere where they know it will be kept perpetually.
I have sat for hours and read the sentiments of veteran's of the Civil War, and both sides had one thing in common: a love of country in spite of their differences. The poetry of the times, and thoughts of Americans were nothing but patriotic - I have read diaries of WW1 vets as well as letters of soldiers in the field during the Civil War. As I said, despite their differences they had one thing in common: love of country. Unless you read these kinds of things, you can't see how the American people have changed. Veterans use to give small 6" Flags to school children on Memorial Day. Most schools stopped the practice claiming that the kids would sword fight with the little flags and they were worried the kids would hurt one another.
You can see the changes in our country if you could only read how early Americans and veterans felt about the Flag and patriotism. On Memorial Day one flew on every house. The women's auxiliary lauded over the men (as you know not as many women went to battlefields in those days - some did but not like today) and women raised the money for many things for the organization - fixed huge dinners for the men after the parades and sold things they made by hand to raise money for the reunions.
Many were from early immigrant families who had become citizens and were proud to be it.
So yeah - I understood what you were saying.
I'll never forget his face...in fact it haunts me sometime.
He came in the office where I worked and just said goodbye I'm going back home to New Jersey...just need to go help he said!
I remember thinking I should go with him.
I could have took a little time off from work,but I didn't...so I live with that regret.
YOUR PATRIOTISM SHOWS JAY IN A BIG WAY!
But there will always be things people disagree with!
I get that little clueless light bulb all the time..:0