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The beams of the World Trade Center...

Folks gathered at Lone Wolf Harley Davidson in Coeur d'Alene to view the flag-draped World Trade Center  beams that were on display on Friday.  (Kathy Plonka)
Folks gathered at Lone Wolf Harley Davidson in Coeur d'Alene to view the flag-draped World Trade Center beams that were on display on Friday. (Kathy Plonka)

Good morning, Netizens...


I close my eyes and in semi-repose tenderly consider a Texas husband-and-wife team of truck drivers that briefly touched life in the Inland Northwest the other day. They were hauling a pair of steel beams taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center from New York to just north of Bremerton, Washington as part of a memorial to 9-1-1.


There was a controversy, fortunately short-lived, about the fact the twisted metal beams were wrapped in the U.S. Flags. My philosophy is those beams, burned and twisted in a time of war, earned that right.


One of our own ad hoc street poets, Marshall Smith, eloquently stated of the flag-shrouded WTC beams, “They can bend and twist us. Be we will never, never break.”


Somehow in the peace and tranquility of an early gray morning, as a tractor trailer continues its way down the road to Ellensburg, thence to Bremerton, American flags wrapped around a pair of warped steel beams glow softly in the darkness, carrying that message onward, ever onward.


Dave




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