A tribute to honor all the victims of the September 11th attack on the freedom of us all

Forward to America by Roger Plourde
"Absent the bravery of those passengers, the U.S. Capitol or White House might have been set to flames. They knew they were going to lose their lives, but they saw their duty - and they did it." New York Post editorial 9/14/01, Flight 93 Tribute.

Welcome to The Classics. In honor of those who died on September 11th we have created this 911 Tribute page. Here you will find special flies tied in honor of all the heroes that gave their lives on that day and to all the service men and women of all free nations who are now standing in the gap to protect the freedoms we love and cherrish.

Most who died gave their lives trying to save strangers they didn't even know and they did it willingly. They must always be remembered as the true heroes of the world.

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends".
John 15:13. (KJV)

On September 11, 2001 the world was shocked to see the destruction of the Twin World Trade Center buildings in New York City, to hear of the Jet liner crashing in to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. In an instant in time we, the people of the world, became a little closer. Tragedy can do many things to many people. In some it brings out the worst but in most it brings out the best as we saw in the Police and Fire Fighters at the World Trade Center. We as individuals who love to tie the classic salmon fly are no different than any other person affected on that day by the tragedy's of 911.

In the few fly fishing and tying magazines I subscribe to, I saw an emotional side of the tiers art. For months after 911 it seemed like there was always a fly or two created and shown in many of the magazines I looked at to express the tiers shock and disbelief at what happened. I believe we all dealt with the events of 911 in our own way and as tiers of the classic salmon fly it was only natural that some of us turned to the tying bench to create something to honor all the victims of 911. I believe it was a way for many of us who love our freedom to express on a hook what we all felt in our hearts, freedom is precious and sometimes it comes at a high price. Right now many young Americans are stationed around the world making sure that the freedom we all cherish is not taken away by those who wish us ill.

All the flies below were created after the events of 911 and it is my desire to show all that will see just how deeply we believe in freedom under God for all. I believe if you look closely you can see freedom in each and every fly tied by today's masters no matter where on this earth they call home.

Thanks to the following tiers who shared their Personnal tribute flies with us in this very special way.

Joe Gablick
Monte Smith
Edward "Muzzy" Muzeroll
Roger Plourde
Ronn Lucas, Sr

God Bless America, God Bless Freedom.

Forward to America by Roger Plourde

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