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Duty Called
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:37:30 AM »
Duty Called 
 
 When I was called to duty
 I was ready to sacrifice all
 to save a life
 Standing here covered with
 ashes from the horror
 that had claimed so many lives
 I feel pride in my heart
 knowing that as I help raise
 the American flag that not one
 who died this day died in vain
 That the flag they loved
 no matter how many times it's
 lowered-will always fly again.
         -Jan Tetstone   

911

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Re: Duty Called
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 07:14:50 PM »
Why did the speaker help raise the American flag?  Was it raised on 911?
Is there other ways to convey 911 w/o having 911 in it?

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Re: Duty Called
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 10:09:22 PM »
Duty Called 
 
 When I was called to duty
 I was ready to sacrifice all
 to save a life
 Standing here covered with
 ashes from the horror
 that had claimed so many lives
 I feel pride in my heart
 knowing that as I help raise
 the American flag that not one
 who died this day died in vain
 That the flag they loved
 no matter how many times it's
 lowered-will always fly again.
         -Jan Tetstone   

911

Why did the speaker help raise the American flag?  Was it raised on 911?
Is there other ways to convey 911 w/o having 911 in it?


Thank you for reading and commenting on "Duty Called."

This poem was originally posted with the picture of the three firemen raising the American Flag.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/17/Ground_Zero_Spirit.jpg

The firefighters who raised the flag were Brooklyn-based firefighters George Johnson of Rockaway Beach,
Dan McWilliams of Long Island (both from Ladder 157), and Billy Eisengrein of Staten Island (Rescue 2).

The American Flag was raised on 911.


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Re: Duty Called
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 06:53:34 PM »
The pic'd help!