PopImage has a brief excerpt of Frank Miller’s 9/11 essay for NPR:
I could never stomach the flower-child twaddle of the Sixties crowd and I was ready to believe that our flag was just an old piece of cloth; and that patriotism was just some quaint relic, best left behind us.
It was all about the ideas. I schooled myself in the writings of Madison and Franklin and Adams and Jefferson. I came to love those noble, indestructible ideas. They were ideas, to my young mind, of rebellion and independence, not of idolatry.