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Never Forget - September 11th, 2001

Posted by Rick Canale on Tue, Sep 11, 2012

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A chill goes up my spine every time I think back to that morning, we were getting orders ready at Exotic Flowers in Boston to deliver flowers to people at work and home. One of my co-workers came up from our employee kitchen and said that an airplane had crashed into the world trade center. Before we knew what was happened, another plane crashed. 
We lost thousands of lives on that day and I lost a childhood friend (Mark Bavis) on one of those planes.
This past Sunday, I drove with my family to New York and we visited ground zero. The buildings are now rising again from the ashes, that infamous day reminds how precious life is and how lucky we are to live in a free country. How lucky we are to have such courageous first responders that think of themselves first.

Tags: 9/11, New York, Patriot Day, World Trade Center, Springsteen

The Best USA Flag Ever That Does Not Fly is Made of Flowers

Posted by Rick Canale on Thu, Aug 02, 2012

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This flower flag was created by the city of Lompoc, California in celebration of Flag Day in 2002. The Lompoc Valley is a mecca for flower growers and is also home to Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Bodger Seed Company planted this flag to honor all those lost on 9/11. The flag is comprised of red, white and blue larkspur flowers. 
The flag measures seven hundred and forty feet long and three hundred and ninety feet wide. The flag dimensions meet the protocoal of Executive Order #10834.  The flag is almost seven acres and each white star measures twenty four feet while each stripe measures thrity feet wide. The flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 larkspur plants with about five blooms on each stem giving the flag two million blooms.

Tags: Gardening, Veterans Day, USA, 9/11, July 4th

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