Skip to comments.WTC Flag Raising Petition Breaks 10,000 signatures in two days!
Posted on 01/17/2002 7:36:44 AM PST by Jeff Head
The petition to bring pressure on the Government of the City of New York and on the Management of the New York Fire Department to insure that a memorial statue of the Firefighters raising Old Glory above the rubble of the WTC on September 11th, 2001 depicts actual events has surpassed 10,000 signatures within two days of its introduction.
A model of the initial statue was unveiled earlier at New York City Fire Department headquarters. It revealed that the actual fire fighters who had raised the flag would not be depicted, but would be replaced with an culturally diverse, politically correct grouping of a white, a black and an hispanic firefighter who were molded from models representing "pristine" individuals. In fact three caucasion, grimey, tired firefighters raised the flag on that fateful day.
This attempt to revise history to a political and ethnic/cultural agenda has angered tens and hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of Americans who saw themselves what transpired that fateful day.
I wrote the petition on Tuesday, January 15th before noon here in Idaho and posted it to the internet. I wrote it out of indignation and disgust over what I was hearing regarding the proposed statue. Those firefighters did not have race or ethnicity on their mind when they raised that flag ... and THANK GOD they did not. They had patriotism, their duty to help the victims and their pride in a nation which UNITES cullturally fiverse peoples into Americans on their mind. They are the ones who did it, and they are the ones who must be accurately depicted and honored. Anything less is divisive and iniceteful at a time when unification and strength are continuing to grow out of the events of 9/11.
Please continue to email this petiton to all you know. We are making progress in applying pressure, but we dare not let up. Here is the link:
DEPICT TE WTC FLAG RAISING AS IT ACTUALLY OCCURRED!
Many, many local fire departments are pciking up on and supporting this effort all over the country. Thousands of individuals have been notified by email chains, phone calls and word or mouth and have signed. Fox News has reported on it. SierraTimes, Newsmax, KeepandBearArms and The New York Daily Times have all carried it.
... and of course FREEREPUBLIC, where news of the petition was first published and where many "FReeper" activists have been busy emailing friends, relatives, neighbors, other discussion baords, Fire Departments, EMS teams, etc. regarding the same.
We need more. We cannot let up. We can win this battle. It is patently obvious what is right. We cannot afford to so blatantly fall into the revisionist tactics that have heralded the downfall of other nations and cultures ... we cannot allow it.
And especially to all who signed and spoke their mind so forcefully.
This is a very good day.
And I've seen evidence of very few.
"You did good."
In the mean time, we cannot let up!
To Hell with Ratner! He is not the Monument God. If he persists in his insanity, we could probably find someone to do a better memorial.
Big ^5 to you.
Ratner is the brother of obnoxious left-wingnut Ellen Ratner.
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