Most people have never heard of Philip D. Zelikow, but he is best known as the executive director of the 9/11 Commission. He basically wrote the 9/11 Commission Report. Immediately prior to Bush appointing him to head the 9/11 Commission, Zelikow was the executive director of the little known Aspen Strategy Group whose members include Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rica, and Paul Wolfowitz. Although most people don’t know anything about Zelikow, they recognize Cheney, Rice and Wolfowitz as the Neoconservatives most responsible for stampeding America into the current unfortunate conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Myth making happens over time. The 9/11 myth will be so ingrained in American culture by the time my generation is dead the next generation doesn’t have a chance at not knowing it.
Now they have a flag and a ship!
Joanne Galvin can’t wait to see her creation flying high on a naval ship.
The one thing that would make the experience better would be if her husband was alive to see it.
“I know Steve would be beside himself with pride over this honor,” Galvin said. “There are no words that can express how I can imagine Steve would feel about this.”
On March 1, Galvin will be in Philadelphia for the commissioning of the USS Somerset. The ship’s name honors the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93, whose actions Sept. 11, 2001, prevented terrorist hijackers from reaching their intended target, believed to be the White House or Capitol Building. The plane crashed near Shanksville, Pa., in Somerset County, killing all 44 people aboard, including four hijackers.
Flying alongside the U.S. flag and other flags on the Somerset will be the 9/11 National Remembrance Flag, which Galvin and her husband designed shortly after the terrorist attacks.