Saturday, March 28, 2009

Johnny Lightning American Heroes

A number objects after September 11th were patriotic in nature, and didn't necessarily mention 9/11. This Johnny Lightning American Heroes model car is an example. It is clearly influenced by 9/11 based on the description of police, firefighters, and EMTs as American Heroes. This description became more mainstream after 9/11, and reflected in many different objects (such as this toy). Another piece of evidence is the window cling American flag included with the toy car. Such an item would not have been included before 9/11.

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