A massive American flag hung from 1 World Trade Center, one of the four new high-rise office buildings being constructed on the World Trade Center site.
In Arlington, Virginia, another massive American flag was draped on the side on the Pentagon.
In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the American flag shared the stage with President Obama and two of his predecessors.
Closer to home, 2,977 American flags were planted in the Capitol grounds to remember those who lost their lives on 9/11. Two fire trucks also hoisted a large American flag from their booms.
While Old Glory was prominently displayed across the nation yesterday, there was no room for her in at the Greater Des Moines Interfaith Service commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.
It’s bad enough that our flag was wasn’t displayed at the event, but the organizers actually refused to let Old Glory in to the service. Mark Finkelstein, a representative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, which was a participating organization in the Interfaith Service, left yesterday’s 9/11 service when organizers refused to incorporate an American flag on the stage of Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University.
Finkelstein wrote the following on the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines’ Facebook page:
Interfaith Alliance refused to place an American flag on stage at the 9-11 commemoration. There may be many facets to the meaning of 9-11 but to divorce the occasion entirely from embracing its impact on our nation is disrespectful and unnecessary. I will not stay under these conditions.
TheIowaRepublican.com contacted Sarai Schnucker Rice, the Executive Director of the Des Moines Area Religious Council for comment, and we are still awaiting a response.
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