Tuesday.. January 22, 2002—Ground
Zero Plus 131
Price Of Respect--A Big Mac?
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
I walk throughout the city of New York. I hunt down
flags. I take pictures of them flapping in the wind.
I see the flags as our
Sentinels of Vigilance. They remind us not to forget.
All the major franchises
and chains seem to fly them.
A few days after the attack
on September 11, Starbucks sent flags to all their stores and
they still hang proudly in their windows.
Oddly, I never saw one
hanging or flying from a McDonalds in New York City.
The above picture was taken
in Helena, Montana. The flagpole has been up long
before September 11. The pole signals logo recognition
for the "Golden Arches" sign. It does not, by itself,
signal recognition of Nine Eleven.
I wondered why McDonald's
didn't find it important to fly flags in all their store windows
as a sign of its support..
At first, I thought it
might just be me--but one day on a a bus heading to Chelsea
Pier, another man was grumping about no flags at McDonalds.
I felt better. But I felt
How could the largest and most
successful fast food franchise ignore saluting the fallen of
Did they forget the price of freedom
is more than a Big Mac?
To Daily Diary, Jan. 21--THE DISAPPEARANCE OF DIVERSITY--MLK'S