This afternoon, we gathered in downtown Charlottesville to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. All week, folks in C'ville have been preparing for the event. An American flag flew from very light post on Main Street, from the Corner to the downtown mall and continuing down the mall. It truly looked like small town USA. I cried the first time I saw it late on Thursday afternoon.
Today, the entire downtown mall was lined with service vehicles parked one behind the other. The pinnacle of these trucks, ambulances, etc., were a pair of ladder trucks raising a gigantic American flag.
Just beneath flag was a large piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers resting on a flatbed truck. The steel will permanently be displayed at a local fire station.
Henry was such a great sport. He very much enjoyed the music.
Just before we climbed into the car to head home, Henry grabbed the flags and wanted to do one more hur-rah!