As we are all aware of...the 11th anniv. of 9/11 is just right around the corner.
But instead of using Old Glory as our avitar...we could use the from pages of the news papers from across the country (of from across the Pond for our friends from England) as our avitar...similiar to what I'm already doing.
That link provides thumbnails of hundreds of newspaper front pages. Find the one form your hometown or since mine isn't there...find the one that sums up best how you felt that day.
Just a thought.