Here’s a recent email I got. Instead of taking its advice and forwarding to eleven people (I forwarded it to a couple), I’m going to post it on the blog here, with email addresses taken out, of course. Here goes.
Subject: Fw: Tuesday Sept 9/11
Get your flag ready for 09/11/2007
Please join us in this FLY THE FLAG campaign and PLEASE forward this Email immediately to everyone in your address book asking them to also forward it. We have a little less than one week and counting to get the word out all across this great land and into every community in the United States of America.
If you forward this email to least 11 people and each of those people do the same … you get the idea.
* THE PROGRAM:* On Tuesday September 11th, 2007, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this sixth anniversary of our country’s worst tragedy. We do this honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends and loved ones who continue to endure the pain, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad to preserve our cherished freedoms.
In the days, weeks and months following 9/11, our country was bathed in American flags as citizens mourned the incredible losses and stood shoulder-to-shoulder against terrorism. Sadly, those flags have all but disappeared. Our patriotism pulled us through some tough times and it shouldn’t take another attack to galvanize us in solidarity. Our American flag is the fabric of our country and together we can prevail over terrorism of all kinds
* Action Plan*: So, here’s what we need you to do …
(1) *Forward* this email to everyone you know (at least 11 people). Please don’t be the one to break this chain. Take a moment to think back to how you felt on 9/11 and let those sentiments guide you.
(2) *Fly* an American flag of any size on 9/11. Honestly, Americans should fly the flag year-round, but if you don’t, then at least mak e it a priority on this day.Thank you for your participation. *God Bless You and God Bless America!*