Kennesaw Mountain’s Field of Flags

by oz on September 11, 2011

I spent this morning at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a civil war battleground, with my wife and two kids. Volunteers set up a “Field of Flags” in memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks – three thousand flags.

My three year old daughter and one year old son walked through the sea of flags, hand in hand, and I was overwhelmed with a mixed bag of feelings – sadness, anger, pride. But watching my two innocent children take their journey into the flags with my wife by my side, I couldn’t help but feel grateful. It’s good to be alive.

The Low Anthem’s Boeing 737 is relevant today. Click here for the entire session.

The Low Anthem – Boeing 737 (HearYa Live Session Version)

The Low Anthem – Boeing 737 (Recorded Live in Chicago @ Shirk Music + Sound)

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Tim September 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

I have a three year old daughter and a recently turned two year old daughter, so I just wanted to say that I know how you feel. I don’t know how old you are but I’m 37, and I’ve been in the service for almost 19 years, today was difficult. I think if I had seen your field of flags myself, I might have broke down a bit. It must have been a sight to see.

Thanks for sharing your story!

Judy September 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I was one of the volunteers on Saturday carrying a flag from Grace Church to the battlefield. I can say it definitely was a roller coaster of emotions. There was so much pride in what we were all doing. Seeing all those flags was beautiful, but realizing each one represented a life was overwhelming.

I appreciate the Marietta Kiwanis Club doing this. To me, it was one way I could show my respect and honor to the victims that died that day, but to also thank all those who keep us alive and safe today.

God Bless America.

Brooke September 21, 2011 at 12:20 am

This is truly a beautiful photo. My roommate and I watched the memorial in NYC that day and it inspired me to not take things for granted. Thanks so much for sharing a great moment that came out of such a horrible tragedy.

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