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    After 911, I wrote my name and address on a large American flag. I requested it be passed along, and that people write their thoughts about 911 on it.

    I considered it a living letter and asked it be sent back to me once it was full.

    I bought it to a Widespread Panic Concert in New Orleans on November 1, 2002. There
    I randomly chose a person to give it to, to send it on it's way.

    Maybe it was optimistic of me, but I really thought it would be sent back to me, after it was full of comments. I never saw it again.

    I think of it often and wonder what became of it and would love to have it back, with comments.

    Has anyone here seen it? It could be anywhere in the world.
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    Default Re: Wanted: An American Flag

    That is such an inspiring idea Valerie. I have not seen it in Texas. I was at a 4 day festival in April where this flag may have had a great chance of showing up. No sign of it. I, for one, will help with thinking it to be returned to you.

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    Quote Posted by raregem (here)
    That is such an inspiring idea Valerie. I have not seen it in Texas. I was at a 4 day festival in April where this flag may have had a great chance of showing up. No sign of it. I, for one, will help with thinking it to be returned to you.
    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Wanted: An American Flag

    Havent seen it up this way, Val, but i'll keep an eye open for it. 😁

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    Default Re: Wanted: An American Flag

    I would send out a memo to the headquarters of the American legion, VFW, and am vets newspaper division and see if they will do a press release for ya in their monthly paper, also to motorcycle assoc. rolling thunder in DC and the Patriot Guard organization.

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    Wow, pyrangello. Thank you so much. I never would have thought of something like that. Amazing.
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    Default Re: Wanted: An American Flag

    What a great idea Val!
    Why Not?

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    What a great idea Val!
    Well, not that great as I have no idea if the idea caught fire. It could be moldering in someone's attic or garage.

    On the other hand, if it keeps some homeless person warm in the winter time, it would bring a huge smile to my face.
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    Default Re: Wanted: An American Flag

    I wanted to add that the best way to get it back is to let it go. I did not want to put a downer vibe in the mix, though.
    Why Not?

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    I wanted to add that the best way to get it back is to let it go. I did not want to put a downer vibe in the mix, though.
    I did. I let it go. But every once in a while I wonder where it is, who it's with and what is says now. I didn't even know about the deliberateness of 911 back then. Not consciously. It would be interesting to see what it says now.
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    Default Re: Wanted: An American Flag

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    I wanted to add that the best way to get it back is to let it go. I did not want to put a downer vibe in the mix, though.
    I did. I let it go. But every once in a while I wonder where it is, who it's with and what is says now. I didn't even know about the deliberateness of 911 back then. Not consciously. It would be interesting to see what it says now.
    I saw it in Bethel, on a Saturday... it rained a lot and then the sun came out. I saw it and it said something like We are stardust, we are golden... billion year old carbon... that's all I remember. Then I heard music and more music...

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    Quote Posted by Caliban (here)
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    I wanted to add that the best way to get it back is to let it go. I did not want to put a downer vibe in the mix, though.
    I did. I let it go. But every once in a while I wonder where it is, who it's with and what is says now. I didn't even know about the deliberateness of 911 back then. Not consciously. It would be interesting to see what it says now.
    I saw it in Bethel, on a Saturday... it rained a lot and then the sun came out. I saw it and it said something like We are stardust, we are golden... billion year old carbon... that's all I remember. Then I heard music and more music...
    Caliban, that made me laugh. Thanks for a bright start today.
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    Default Re: Wanted: An American Flag

    What a wonderful idea Val! I haven't seen it here in South Carolina. I'm sure it will make its way back to you!
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    Sorry But i have not seen it anywhere in CT.
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    You all are so amazing.

    It probably was confiscated by shadowy types, who were worried I was getting too close to the truth.

    Then the dummies actually thought I was worth going after. Bumbling idiots.
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