Photo by Chris Zuppa
September 21, 2001
Meggie Tortolero, of Columbia, 17, reacts to the notion that her hair will be painted the patriotic colors red, white and blue by Dawn Holtzner, of Pasadena, Md., Saturday, at Lake Elkhorn in Columbia. Later, after having her hair painted, Tortolero commented about the 9/11/01 terrorist events: "I wanted to be patriotic because as a teenager, there's not much else you can do." She went on to say, "I just like being visible...let everybody know that I'm patriotic."