On the First Anniversary of 9/11, drive with headlights shining-Grass Roots Effort!
Wear Red-White-and Blue on September 11, Say the Pledge of Allegiance at Noon, and Drive with Your Headlights On-Grass Roots Effort!
Summary of eRumor:As the first anniversary of September 11approaches, this writer urges that several things be done on that day to mark the occasion. One is to wear red-white-and blue. Another is to pause and noon on September 11 to honor the victims and to pray. It is also suggested that cars be driven with headlights on. The message closes with a recommendation to go to a web address where a note of encouragement can be sent to U.S. troops.
This is one of those stories that is neither true nor false. It was started by someone who thought it was a good idea and it depends on how many other people like it and pass it along to others as to how successful it might be. It is not an effort that is being officially sponsored or promoted by any particular group at this point.
The web address to send a message to U.S. troops is Truth! It is part of a website set up by the U.S. government to encourage the troops.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
September 11, 2002 is soon approaching. On that
day, please wear red, white
and blue to work or school to show your support for
those who lost their
lives on 9~11~01 and to honor the heroes who
worked to save them and the
families left behind.
At noon your time on September 11, 2002, no matter
where you are or what you are doing, stop, put your
hand on your heart, and
say the Pledge of Allegiance out loud or to yourself
and pray a prayer for
our nation & our leaders.
In addition, for those of us who drive to work, please
with your headlights on to also give honor and
remembrance to those who
perished on September 11th.
If all of us do this together in every time zone around
the world, we will
have a powerful chain of thoughts surrounding us.
Please keep this going to
your friends and family.
By September 11, 2002 hopefully enough people will
have read this and will join together in unity.
God Bless t…
Subject: Fwd: Lets raise these numbers for our military.
This takes about 20 seconds.
If you are so inclined, visit the Department of Defense web
and sign a brief message thanking the men and women of the
services for defending our freedom. The compiled list of
names will be
sent out to our soldiers at the end of the month. As of a
moment ago, there
were less than 500,000 names. A shame.
“For Those Who Fought For It, Freedom Has A Flavor
The Protected Will Never Know!”
“When One American Is Not Worth The Effort To Be
Found, We As Americans Have Lost!”