We felt helpless.
We got out the flag that we reserved
for the usual holidays,
Ron climbed up on the ladder
and put it in it's place above the front porch.
It's never come down.
We've had to replace the flag twice.
This is our third one.
They do get ravaged by
As we were ravaged
on that early September morning.
Against a crystal clear,
bright blue sky.
When so many never lived to see the sunset that day.
Never to kiss their loved ones again.
Many performing final,
made their marks.
Such as the man in the red bandana...