Skip to comments.WTC Flag Raising & Memorial Petition Status - Surpasses 150,000 Signatures
Posted on 02/05/2002 6:02:28 AM PST by Jeff Head
As I type this, the:
DEPICT THE WTC FLAG RAISING AS IT ACTUALLY OCCURRED
petition has surpassed 150,000 signatures. It was three weeks ago today that this petition was started in response to plans by the city of New York and the Fire Department officials there in New York to create a memorial to the fallen fire fighters of 9-11 that included an altered depiction of the flag raising that occurred at ground zero on that fateful day. The alteration attempted to change the ethnicity and physical appearance of those that did the flag raising to a "culturally diverse", "politically correct" version of events. It was a blatant attempt to project what some thought "should" have happened and what the event "should" have represented over what actually took place.
This attempt has struck a raw nerve in many tens of thousands and now hundreds of thousands of citizens across this nation and the world (,hundreds have signed from Canada, England, Australia, Germany and many other places). I am sure of it were more widely known, it would do the same in tens of millions.
Revisionism of this nature occurred in totalitarian nations such as Stalin's Russia, or Hitler's Germany or Mao's China .... not in America. The liberty we enjoy in America is based on virtue and the truth. In order to make the responsible free will decisions that we make in this nation every day, we must have access to the truth and then act as moral agents on it.
Those politicians and planners and ideologs who proposed such an alteration are completely out of touch with the liberty and principles that make us all Americans. There attempts subvert the very foundational principles our Republic rests upon. Those three men who raised that flag did not do so as "whites" or "males" or any other descriptive term other than this one ... AMERICANS. The flag they raised represents us all, of all creeds, of all parties, of all ethnicities and races, of all genders. They raised it as a message to all, a message about our liberty and determination to maintain it in the face of the most appalling horror and dastardly attacks.
We have made progreee in this effort. The city announced over ten days ago that they would not raise the altered statue. They have indicated that they now have other plans. There is no official word on what those other plans are as of yet.
According to the second point of the petition, the petition will continue until plans are announced that portray a memorial with no political agenda and that is historically accurate.
I am moving forward with plans to deliver the first 100,000 signatures to New York in the next week or so. I have formatted 40,000 names for print and will complete the formatting on the next 60,000 in the next day or two and then have them printed, bound and shipped to firefighters there in NYC who will present them to the mayors office. I will follow this up with the second 100,000 as they are completed, and so forth ... as long as I can and as long as needed.
I want to thank everyone involved. Those who have signed, those who have spread the word, those who have unrelentingly kept the threads and the reoprts up here on FR and elsewhere on the internet, those who have prayed, and all of those who have donated any time or sent funds to help get these signatures to the City of New York.
If you want some heart warming, hope inspiring experiences .... spend a few moments browsing the comments on the petition.
I will close with my favortie comments to date, from signature 11497:
"WHAT A PATHETIC NATION WE HAVE BECOME when we have to alter history, and the TRUTH, to accomodate bleeding heart liberal, blood sucking interest groups. I am of hispanic origin, my parents were born in Puerto Rico, but i was born here, in the land God himself chose to be America. So what if the firemen who raised our glorious flag were white, they were AMERICANS, showing cowards we cant be pushed around. If you poor unloved, misunderstood crybabies want to be represented in the monument, take a close look and see that you are, in the flag itself. The glorious flag that will wave long after we're all eaten by worms. Political correctness has become morally and politically incorrect. Wake up and smell the coffee before we destroy ourselves. signed, an AMERICAN."Would that we all had such conviction and willingness to state and share it.
For those interested, here's the earlier threads on this issue over the last three weeks from the first to now:
Online Petition: Depict the Flag Raising at Ground Zero of the WTC Attack as it Actually Occurred! 713 posts
WTC Flag Raising Petition Breaks 10,000 signatures in two days! 197 Posts
WTC Flag Raising Petition gathers over 40,000 Signatures in Four Days! 74 posts
FDNY inspired on-line petition blows by 64,000 signatures, 1 week 195 posts
WTC Flag Raising Petition Breaks 75K Signatures 879 posts
WTC Flag Raising Petition Surpasses 100,000 Signatures - PRESS RELEASE 485 posts
UPDATE/STATUS/PLANS - WTC Flag Raising Petition - 127,500+ Signatures 415 posts
Again, sincere and humble thanks regarding this effort.
Next stop ... 200K
However, as this issue shows, may of them can see the blatant revisionist attempt associated with "politcal correctness" and "culural diversity" alteration there in New York and it has opened their eyes.
Maybe we can keep those eyes and hearts open long enough so that they turn on these bastards and run them out of office on a rail.
.... we just probably have a rough row to hoe between here and there.
Perhaps, but my hope is in eternity, not that the United States of America will turn from its wicked ways. I'm just a pilgrim passing through the evil and the fire. If the U.S. is destroyed (and me with it), then to die is gain. The U.S. is like the Titanic - eventually it will sink. I feel sorry for all of those who are placing their hopes on the U.S. Govt and U.S. military, who can't protect them.
Perhaps you are right, God could spare the U.S. due to the tiny remnant of rigteous people that are here (I doubt there are "millions" of them). There are many "professing" believers who vote for baby-killing democrats, placing Mammon ahead of Christ. Woe unto them.
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