Remembering September 11

Do you remember where you were on the morning of September 11, 2001?  My wife Virginia and I were at a business meeting in the western part of Fairfax County.

As we drove back into Alexandria on I-66 we could see black smoke billowing in the distance.

And the rest is history.

The flag in this picture was given to me by a client, LTC Joe Gleichenhaus, former commander of the 2nd Battalion, 11th Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, now stationed at the Pentagon.

The flag went to Afghanistan when Joe was deployed in Oct. 2004.  It flew in a USAF A-10 Warthog during combat missions over Afghanistan with Operation Enduring Freedom.

Tomorrow the flag will fly in front of the Coldwell Banker office in Old Town Alexandria.

Remember and be grateful.