Brad Choat

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  There was a man with a message— standing on the sidewalk of Memorial Drive in downtown St. Louis, Sunday morning— holding an American flag— with the Gateway Arch at his back.

“I can show respect to the firemen and police officers who died that day (September 11, 2001), and to the military and all they’ve been doing. I just want to show America it’s right to stand up for our country,” said Vietnam War veteran Michael Kilgus of St. Louis.

Kilgus said his solemn tribute to those who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks is something similar to what he did on a public sidewalk ten years ago, while living in Florida.

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  1. Jerry Frey says:

    Like all Americans, I was shocked, stunned, and horrified by the Islamic attack on New York City, but not surprized. The sight of the jumpers remains the most horrible image I’ve ever seen; it still makes me sad. Jump or burn — give your soul to God.

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