Red white and blue are colors, the colors of our nation’s flag and colors which Americans wear proudly. Those colors represent our bold and courageous citizens, freedom, challenges and triumphs we have endured together. Those three colors represent who we are in a nation and show us where we have been and where we are going. In these days ahead we will be taking a moment to remember the devastating events of 9-11, the day when all Americans stood up and embraced the red white and blue. The attack on the world trade center has taken an emotional toll to all citizens. It was a day that thousands lost a parent, sister, brother, child, spouse and friend; which will never be forgotten.
9-11 is a national day of mourning for a nation which has come so far over the past 10 years. Within those 10 years, 9-11 and the World Trade center has become another way which companies, individuals and media can actively publicize this tragic event by advertising this devastating event as a commodity and advertising campaign.
Americans buy into the 9-11 brands because it is presents remembrance of the tragic event and it brings hope for a better future. They also buy into the brand in hopes of bringing the country closer together by exhibiting a symbol of unity. The Salamone family is one of many who lost their husband and father on 9-11. The oldest son was a collector of “cause” bracelets as many people are. After the event he wanted to create a band for people to wear to help raise awareness for the families affected by the attacks. He designed the bracelets so that people could “remember those who died, honor all those who helped around the world, and hope that something like 9/11 never happens again.” All contributions are tax-deductible.
No one predicted the attacks of 9-11, but now no one will ever forget it.
– Michela Noreski, Ashley Nelson, Jordan Hill