Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A Call to Patriotism: Part III
So here is my Call to Patriotism to YOU. Fly her. Fly her always. Stick up for her when you know she is being mistreated. She is NOT just a piece of cloth. It is what she represents and what has gone before us and what is going on today that keeps her flying. Over the last few days, a friend of mine (to remain nameless) has been sending me text pictures of flags she has been encountering which prompted today's post. I want YOU to do the same and I am going to create an online album of as many as you can send me. Tell me the location, too. You can e-mail it to me, you can "post it on my wall" on Facebook, or you can text it to me if you have my phone number. It doesn't have to be anything fantastic as far as location (while I won't complain if it is!!), but just start looking. I bet you'll see more than you ever did before. When you stop and snap the photo, think about what Old Glory means to you...and perhaps have a conversation within your family about it.
Before I share a few photos with you, here is an article posted by the U.S. Marines yesterday about the importance and significance of flying Old Glory. From the perspective of a U.S. Marine, it may change how you view Old Glory and her significance.
Here are the photos she sent to me along with a few of mine...just so you get the idea.