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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 11th: Remember, Honor and Serve

Dear RMEF Family,

There are few events in our lifetimes when we can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing. The terrorist attacks that struck our country on September 11, 2001, certainly qualify. I clearly recall where I was and the feelings I felt when I first heard about and saw the destruction that took the lives of 2,977 people in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. Those attacks caused us to collectively buckle at the knees but they strengthened our resolve to reach out to those around us and stand tall together as Americans. 

September 11 is now designated as Patriot Day. We are asked to fly the Stars and Stripes at half-staff at our homes. The American flag will also fly at half-staff at the White House, the United States Capitol and all government buildings nationwide and abroad. There will be a White House ceremony, as there is every year, with the President asking Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (ET), the exact time that the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. 

Patriot Day is also a day of service. It is a day to look beyond ourselves and volunteer to help those around us. That is something we, as an RMEF family, know too well. We have more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to further our mission to enhance the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. 

Take a moment with me on September 11 to pause, remember and honor those we lost 12 years ago. Then let’s continue to move forward, recognize the freedom we enjoy as Americans and make a difference by serving each other and the land and wildlife we love.

Gratefully,






M. David Allen
RMEF President/CEO

2 comments:

  1. Thank you to all active duty military protecting our freedom and keeping us secure and thanks to their families. Thank you to our military veterans. Thank you to all American first responders. I flew by WTC 911 from NH and it was a beautiful morning...the first tower was hit by the time I landed in Baltimore and the Pentagon was hit as I drove into Washington. “From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” Abraham Lincoln.

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  2. Thank you to all active duty military protecting our freedom and keeping us secure and thanks to their families. Thank you to our military veterans. Thank you to all American first responders. I flew by WTC 911 from NH and it was a beautiful morning...the first tower was hit by the time I landed in Baltimore and the Pentagon was hit as I drove into Washington. “From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” Abraham Lincoln.

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