Remembering 9-11…2001 and 2012.


Today two of the darkest days in American history. 12 years ago today the terrorists declared war on all Americans, and attacked innocent civilians, killing thousands of Americans and people from around the world. Last year, they struck again in Libya, killing our Ambassador and three other Americans.

People of every race, religion and creed, have been slaughtered by the radical Islamic terrorists of Al Qaeda. All killed in a jihad on America, a war against freedom and liberty.

Young people growing up today were born after the 2011 attack. They see a world that had been changed irrevocably by the terrorists. Some of them may not understand how drastically the world changed that day. Remembering 9/11 and sharing that experience with others is the best way to educate those who don’t understand the kind of evil we are still fighting today.

Here in Sacramento, where Move America Forward is headquartered, we found an example of one local man who is doing what he can to remind others of what happened today, 12 years ago.

John Vinson says that when he woke up September 11th, 2001, and heard about what had happened in New York City, he was confused, afraid, frustrated and angry. He channeled his anger by picking up an American flag and going to a freeway overpass and simply waving it proudly and defiantly at the enemy, for all the passing motorists to see. Those that passed by and saw him waving the colors honked and cheered and encouraged him.

John Vinson, who started the annual display
Over the years John has continued to fly the flag every 9/11, except today he has 3,317 flags to fly and he’s moved from the freeway overpass to a field in view of a busy street in West Sacramento. But his idea is the same as ever, to fly the flag (now a collection of flags laid out as a memorial to the fallen) in defiance of those who would try to destroy our freedom. Today there are 340 flags on display plus 2,977 flags that represent each of the the victims who perished on 9/11.
Local students, many of whom were born after 9/11, attend the
Flag Memorial for a prayer service and to learn about its significance
We appreciate the efforts of people like John Vinson, or the countless other patriots around the country who are flying their flags today, supporting our troops.

If you haven’t already figured out how YOU will remind people of what today means, please think now, figure out WHAT YOU CAN DO with the tools God gave you, to remind your fellow Americans that we have been attacked, and we are at war, and we have brave troops that need our support!

Here at Move America Forward we continue our diligent efforts to support our troops with care packages and support from home. If you would like to take part in our small efforts to comfort our brave troops deployed over in Afghanistan, sponsor a care package today.


In the 12 months since the fatal attack on the American consulate in Benghazi Libya, we still do not have the answers demanded from President Obama about why we had our guard down and why no action was taken to save the 4 Americans in our besieged diplomatic station.

Because nothing was done and help did not come faster, American Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith and Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were also killed by the terrorists overrunning the diplomatic post.

Why were repeated requests for extra security denied? Where is the White House timeline of the President’s minute by minute activities during the evening of the attack? And most importantly why are we now, 12 months later, still asking questions and still getting no answers from Obama and his Department of State.

While the news is on fire with pubic debate about President Obama possibly taking us to war again in Syria, it is important to look back at what happened in Libya because of the current administration ignoring repeated pleas for more security in Benghazi only weeks before disaster struck. Would President Obama and his team make the same mistakes in Syria?

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