I was driving down the street the other day and I saw something hanging in a person's window that took me back a bit. It was an American flag. What is so striking about it you say, well it happened that this flag was one of those flags that were inserted into the newspaper after 9/11. After 9/11, newspaper's, of all things, inserted a tear out flag so that people could display them. My wife displayed one on the sliding glass door of her townhouse at the time. You could see them everywhere. Seeing this lone flag in a window made me reflect on how much this nation cycled through in just 7 years. Before 9/11, the media were their usual military American hating selves, along with the Democrats. Then we get attacked and their view isn't popular anymore, so they jump on the patriotism band wagon. Everyone was willing to forgive them. After all, we're all in this together. 7 years later and you wouldn't even know 9/11 happened. They don't show footage of it anymore and their are definitely no more flags printed in the papers. Of course, who buys a newspaper now anyway.