- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I find it disgusting that the creative director of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum thought the picture of firefighters raising the U.S. flag at ground zero was too patriotic to be included in the display (“U.S. flag photo nearly cut from 9/11 museum, deemed too patriotic, book says,” Web, July 29).

Let me tell him and others about Sept. 11, 2011. Americans came together during that atrocity, and yes, Americans were very patriotic then. Why do we need to hide the fact that most people in America are still proud of their country, unlike those who hate their own nation? We patriots can’t change how we feel about America, and we should put up pictures that reflect the feelings of the firefighters, police, first responders and courageous citizens who helped on that terrible day.

Americans are patriotic. We can’t stop this, nor should we stop our traditions. Those pictures were taken on Sept. 11, 2001, so they should be put up in the museum.

VICTORIA COSTANZA

Sacramento, Calif.