Although we're on the opposite coast, we will always remember those who fell on this day eight years ago. My heart goes out to all of those who live with the pain of loss daily.
Technical comments: yes, it is a real flag and I found it in that condition; I didn't create it. This flag definitely has character. The evening of this shot, the remnants of a tropical storm were coming in from the southwest, an unusual occurrence for the Bay Area and resulting in an extraordinary sunset. I do have another shot which I used fill flash on the flag that gives the sunset a better balance. Perhaps I'll post that one and see which people prefer. I liked this one better as it felt much more natural.