The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Can You Fly A Flag On 9-11?

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

5 September 2007

Many Americans are asking that we fly our American flags on September 11th. How quickly we forget the meaning of that day.

9-11 was a wake-up call for most of America who had taken for granted all that so many has fought for.

We had also forgotten to thank God and those who have served us in so many ways - like our firemen, our police - our emergency crews, and of course, our military.

I wonder if they have forgotten what they had seen and felt, and if they have permanent flags flying in their yards.

We do have a great country, and it would be nice if we all took time to learn a little more about her.

Our Illinois Press encourages all to be more in tune with what our forefathers fought for. They work hard at IPA in Springfield to protect our First Amendment which includes Freedom Of The Press.

Can you name the other four freedoms that are listed in the First Amendment? At IPA it is engraved on their wall as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances."

Amendment One

Bill of Rights

United States Constitution

Maybe 9-11 is a good time to fly our flag, and talk to our children about what it stands for.