Some of you asked how riding a bike could serve as a memorial for 9/11. Websters defines a memorial as: Something that keeps remembrance alive or something that commemorates. I understand where you are coming from, but understand how many people are fundraising nowadays. I'm a fundraiser. I find it humbling that these proud riders take time out of their lives to "burn gas and cruise" to honor our heroes.
I have family that were in the towers and were blessed to have escaped on time. I enjoy being reminded of those who lost their lives and those that gave their lives. It reminds me of those fighting for their country still, while you're inconvenienced. The signs are always posted in advance so I'm sure you could have planned accordingly to "make your appointments on time".
Every year when I travel to police week to hold a candle in memory and honor of law enforcement officers, am I "just holding a candle"? It may not be how you remember, but I appreciate the yearly support. I wonder if you flew your flag high that day. I'm American everyday and will never shun someone for showing their support.
Maybe you should take that time on the side of the road to reflect on your obvious blessed life. You certainly are lucky.
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