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giffordpinchotOctober 23, 2001 at 7:15 pmPost count: 10giffordpinchotOctober 23, 2001 at 7:14 pmPost count: 10
I too think we should continue with “Flags on the 48” to avoid confusion. I think it’s general enough that we don’t need to squabble over who said it first…no disrespect intended to whomever that individual was…
however, mention of the few of you who got this rolling might be nice…giffordpinchotOctober 17, 2001 at 2:54 pmPost count: 10giffordpinchotOctober 17, 2001 at 3:49 amPost count: 10giffordpinchotOctober 4, 2001 at 6:48 pmPost count: 10
“On September 11th, 2001 the consciousness of United States of America was inexorably altered by an unprovoked and unconscionable act of terrorism so far reaching in its scope, that our country will not soon heal from this wound so brutally inflicted upon us by a senseless act of barbarism. Thousands of innocent lives were lost in a fleeting moment as families only now try to piece together their shattered lives and return to some semblance of normalcy.
We in the hiking community would like to honor those fallen heroes by flying the American flag atop of all 48 four thousand foot and greater mountains in New Hampshire next September 14th, in conjunction with the observance of National Remembrance Day. By demonstrating our steadfast unity as Americans and as hikers, we hope to express our unwavering support to the families and to the communities whose losses are beyond our comprehension and whose sacrifices will forever remain in our hearts.”
I think the first sentence is redundant..i would cut it after “wound”
also, i would say “unity as americans and as a hiking community…”
other than that, i think it’s great…
spencergiffordpinchotOctober 3, 2001 at 10:54 pmPost count: 10
I’m still in. I think it’s going to be hard to continue enthusiasm for something so far away, but we should stick to it.
and i think the mission statement is well on its way. a couple of words about hiker unity and how Americans come together for support would certainly be beneficial…I’m not sure i can come up with a good way to fit it in though…it’s hard to work things into a different person’s prose…we have time though…
spencergiffordpinchotOctober 1, 2001 at 3:30 amPost count: 10giffordpinchotOctober 1, 2001 at 3:25 amPost count: 10giffordpinchotSeptember 21, 2001 at 3:07 amPost count: 10
I like the idea of Saturday, 9.14.02
hopefully there will be other awareness that day since it is set aside for that purpose…there will be more exposure…we want a lot of people to see the flags of 48…this isn’t supposed to be a hike for us where we can avoid crowds…