Thursday, September 11, 2008


The Marine Corps flag hangs straight and still, in the corner of a Pentagon office blown open by the deliberate crash of Flight 77, September 11, 2001.

We mourn and remember:

Ken Basnicki
David Barkway
Jack Charles Aron


Rick Rescorla

and the 2996.

And we celebrate
and pray for
the living --
who were left behind,
those who survived,
those who protected,
repaired, nursed,
sheltered, rebuilt.

And those who fought, died fighting, still fight, will fight,
and who will, in the end, be the best of our peacemakers.

Let us give [vote] them leadership worthy of their sacrifice.

[Three photos above by Michael Yon]