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Weyermuller: Remembering 9-11 18 years later




By Mark Weyermuller - 

Tuesday, I joined families and 1st responders placing 2996 American Flags on the Village Green on Maple Street in Winnetka, Illinois. The tribute will stand for one day and be taken down at sunset on September 11, 2019. About half the group placing flags were children who are not born before that fateful day 18 years ago.

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That day 18 years ago, September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked by 19 Muslim terrorists using only box cutter knives as their weapons. The extremists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, one into the Pentagon in Washington D.C. In another field in Pennsylvania, Americans stood up to the hijackers and sacrificed themselves to protect intended victims somewhere in the D.C. Beltway.


This is also a day to remember the Benghazi attack of 2012  which resulted in the deaths of four Americans. They were US Ambassador J. Christopher StevensUSFS officer Sean Smith; CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. This attack and actions (or lack of) continue to be an item of discussion as Hillary Clinton continues on with life. She was Secretary of State at that time. She blamed a YouTube video for  a "spontaneous" attack, yet later it was shown to be a well-planned, deliberate attack on the American embassy in Benghazi.


I’m curious about parents out here placing flags and people who come by Wednesday to see the display will explain to their children what it means. For me, each flag represents one dead American killed that day. I have a small lawn display at my house nearby that includes a list of the 3000 people killed September 11, 2001. 
Discussion continues today as President Donald J. Trump, first responders, the intelligence community, and our military try to keep America safe. The President is attempting to negotiate peace with countries including North Korea and ideological radicalist groups like the Taliban. National Security Advisor John Bolton was fired or resigned this week, depending on who you ask. Threats will continue and America must always be vigilant. 
They say time heals all wounds, yet I suspect this is not the case. For the families who lost loved ones that day, the heartache will never disappear.

God Bless America, United We Stand. We will never forget 9-11-2001. 

(Photos by Mark Weyermuller) 


Mark Weyermuller is a small business person, real estate professional, and conservative activist in Chicago. He is a citizen journalist and regular contributor to Illinois Review. Mark until recently was heard weekly on the radio in a "man in the street segment" at Stephanie Trussell Show heard on the 50,000 watt WLS 890-AM.  Stephanie now is filling in on WIND 560-AM. Mark did a call in segment yesterday with her on WIND at 5:50 pm on the the flag display.


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  1. So to honor and remember those who fell on that fateful day, we now have defacto open borders, allowing any potential terrorist to stroll across out borders into our nation and disappear into society. To honor and remember those who fell on that fateful day, we bring in hoards of so called refugees who are unvetted and are devout members of the religion of peace known as Islam who openly preach their hatred of this nation. And best, to honor and remember those who fell on that fateful day, we allow a woman who clearly violated out immigration laws by marrying her own brother in Congress to preach hatred of the United States and Israel. Yeah, it all makes sense. Way to go team. Sorry Mark but we long ago
    forgot and it should be obvious we do not care.