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Lest we forget...or are we forgetting?Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at 10:24 AM
"By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 ... the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as 'Patriot Day.'
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2007, as Patriot Day. I call upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day..."
As of 10 a.m. on this appropriately dreary day Shelbyville Fire Department's flag was at half-staff with a wreath beneath.
The Bedford County Sheriff's Department, which doesn't have a flagpole, had several flags, which are normally displayed only on special occasions, hanging from the front awning.
Bedford County Courthouse was surrounded with flags, only brought out on special occasions, waving from utility poles as the flag on the flagpole was not lowered to half-staff.
Meanwhile, the flags at Shelbyville City Hall, Shelbyville Police Department and the U.S. Post Office were all the way to the top of the flagpole.
May we never forget...
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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