Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Bayshore Patriots

I LOVE these people!!!


The "Bayshore Patriots" were formed in Tampa, Florida from an outpouring of support for our country following the tragic events of 9/11/01.

On Friday afternoons following 9/11/01, patriotic Americans joined together at Bay to Bay and Bayshore Boulevards to wave their flags in support of our country.

The group was named the "Bayshore Patriots" by local media as their Friday afternoon efforts were well received by the community as they drove home from work.

As the City of Tampa developed plans for the one-year anniversary of 9/11/01, an event was created which expanded upon the "Bayshore Patriot" concept, and invited and registered tens of thousands of Americans to join the Bayshore Patriots on Bayshore Boulevard with their flags in a solemn event … "Flags Along the Bayshore: Tampa Remembers 9/11". It was one of the largest remembrance events in the country on 9/11/02.

Tens of thousands of Americans have now joined the Bayshore Patriot legacy here in Tampa. What began as a small group has expanded to include thousands, and continues with Bayshore Patriots on Bayshore each and every Friday afternoon, waving their flags in support of our country, our constitution and all those who serve and protect.

MISSION STATEMENT

Bayshore Patriots, Inc., is an advocacy organization whose sole purpose is to support the United States of America and promote patriotism in our community. And through its actions, events and programs, encourage support of our constitution and our country, its freedoms, its laws and those who uphold them.

The Bayshore Patriots, Inc. is not aligned with any political, religious or social advocacy group and will maintain its independence and identity in all its efforts.





3 comments:

Ted Roth said...

It's been too long since I stopped here. I will have to come back and catch up. In any case, Jerry, these shots really give the flavor of the event, the enthusiasm and liveliness. Yes, how does this country move past closed-minded partisan differences and find all that is shared in common?

Shionge said...

Gosh this is so cool and what a way to show appreciation too.

Very nice photos Jerry :D

Hey...taking this opportunity, here's wishing you & your family Merry Christmas & A Happy 2009 :D

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this...this is what it means to be a patriotic American these days!!!
Great pictures and an inspiring story.