SEPTEMBER 11 BANNER
A Memorial Message Of Peace, Love, And Unity
48 States, 72 Days, and 21,000 Mile Journey Across America
Michael Joseph was so moved by the events of September 11th that he was obliged take action. He used his creative talents to create the “We the People Banner.”
The 21,000 mile, 72 day patriotic journey to all 48 contiguous United States commenced in conjunction with the One Year Memorial Anniversary Service.
To sense the pulse of a nation in grief, and to hear from firefighters, police, rescue personnel, and others who were at Ground Zero, The Pentagon, and Flight 93.
Puncture – 911 Documentary Film
Produced by Michael Joseph
Edited by Nick Trivundza
Recorded: September 2002
Length: 18 Minutes
Puncture is an in-depth, raw, and uncut interview with photographer Michael Joseph telling us his story as he traveled the country touching the hearts of thousands.
“I was compelled to publish this 9/11 commemorative poster with Michael as a gift of peace to help heal and lift our spirits.”
“President Bush continues to be inspired by the generosity, compassion, and patriotism of the American people. Through this project, you have helped express the values and true spirit of our Nation.”
“Thank you for the striking black & white photographs. It was kind of you to share these with me.”
“I was honored to receive your wonderful photograph of the World Trade Center towers. On behalf of the City of New York, I thank you for your compassion and concern for those affected by this horrible tragedy.”
“Thanks for bringing your banner to us. We wish you success in getting your Banner a permanent display at the Smithsonian.”
“I am writing on behalf of my constituent, Michael Joseph, regarding the World Trade Center and those who were lost on 9/11 by issuing a commemorative stamp garnered with the image which he captured.”
“I endorse and appreciate the opportunity provided our community to share in the uniting of our country in such a humble way. Their grassroots approach to such a large endeavor has been greatly received by our community.”
“Your donation of the Twin Towers picture to the City of Roanoke Police Department is greatly appreciated. The nation will always remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and now our department will honor those whose lives were taken by proudly displaying your picture.”