Quiet Day at Austin's 9/11 Memorial
Did you know that Austin has a monument to the Texans who died in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and the Texas soldiers who perished in the war in Afghanistan? It sits on the grounds of the Texas State Cemetery on E. 7th St. The memorial was commissioned by Governor Rick Perry on the first anniversary of the attacks, and it was unveiled on September 11, 2003, according to the Texas State Cemetery's website. While people around the world and in Austin flocked to social media to share their opinions about the death of Osama bin Laden, Austin's only physical monument to the Texas victims of the terror attacks Osama claimed to have orchestrated was desolate.
At the noon hour today, a few reporters milled about, looking for interviews. But someone had placed a small US flag at the base of the memorial, perhaps in acknowledgement of the US killing bin Laden's this weekend.