- Posted September 11, 2013 by
Broken, but never forgotten
Muncy Jr/Sr High School's flagpole had been broken for some time. On the morning of September 11th, 2013, 12 years after a tragedy that unified the world, a custodian and U.S. Marine (Ret.), who will be left unnamed for now, decided to embrace the mantra that so many repeat this morning of every year: Never forget. In one patriotic act, this individual contributed to President Obama's request that we build a Nation worthy of those men , women, and children who lost their lives. Engine revving, eyes misting, and the colors red, white, and blue flowing behind him, this serviceman refused to forget. Before 8:46am EST, when the world takes a moment of silence in honor of those lost in the first strike of terror, he parked his motorcycle, American flag and all, under that broken flag pole. A small town of just under 3,000, Muncy, Pennsylvania would not forget those who lost their lives on that fateful day twelve short years ago. Instead, because of a thoughtful and patriotic employee of the school district, it would remember. It would embody the unified spirit spawned from an act of terror that brought man, woman, child, and country to their knees. The flagpole at Muncy Jr/Sr high School had been broken for some time, but September 11th would never be forgotten.