This photograph was shot on September 11, 2001. I was heading back home from Hollywood on the 101 freeway through the Cahuenga Pass. My mind was in shock from devastation of that day but I couldn't miss the American flag someone had hung over the freeway. I get chills right now even thinking about it. I went home grab my camera. I knew I needed more light so I shined my cars headlights on the flag. I shot only one photo. The composition and feeling of how I wanted to capture it came to me with such clarity.

- Darrin VanGorder