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Basil
05-25-2018, 04:15 PM
Have a safe and meaningful Memorial Day weekend.

OUR FLAG DOES NOT FLY BECAUSE THE WIND MOVES IT, IT FLIES WITH THE LAST BREATH OF EACH SOLDIER WHO DIED PROTECTING IT.

NutmegCT
05-25-2018, 04:38 PM
Thanks Basil. Those are very important words.

Something I've been discouraged about for many years, is the way people often use our flag for personal decoration, sewn onto clothing, made into a head scarf, used for advertising purposes, carried flat in parades, etc. I find the flag code guidelines very useful, but seldom followed:

https://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html#176

Memorial Day isn't for hot dogs and parades. It's for remembering service members lost during military action.

Tom M.

DrEntropy
05-25-2018, 07:10 PM
It's for remembering service members lost during military action.

Two names on that D.C. wall are known to me. One a pal and co-worker and the other the brother in law of my dearest friend of forty-plus years.

We remember.

Our local Memorial Day (https://veteransparkhc.com/) last year. And our schedule for this weekend.

judow
05-28-2018, 08:50 AM
This is our vet, Chester A. Wrobel, Doug’s dad. On July 4, 1996 it was Chester’s 75th Birthday and he went with Doug to Cutter Aviation in Albuquerque to ‘check the airplane.’ Little did he know that he was going to be greeted by U.S. Senator Pete Dominici. The Senator presented Chester with the accommodations due him for his service during WWII. As if this wasn’t enough he also presented Chester with the accommodations for his brother,Charles Wrobel. Charles survived the Bataan Death March but died in the camp. Thank you Chester and Charles for your service and thank you to all our vets for keeping us safe.

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(Sorry for sideways. Tried flipping original but it still went sideways.)

Basil
05-28-2018, 10:07 AM
This is our vet, Chester A. Wrobel, Doug’s dad. On July 4, 1996 it was Chester’s 75th Birthday and he went with Doug to Cutter Aviation in Albuquerque to ‘check the airplane.’ Little did he know that he was going to be greeted by U.S. Senator Pete Dominici. The Senator presented Chester with the accommodations due him for his service during WWII. As if this wasn’t enough he also presented Chester with the accommodations for his brother,Charles Wrobel. Charles survived the Bataan Death March but died in the camp. Thank you Chester and Charles for your service and thank you to all our vets for keeping us safe.

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(Sorry for sideways. Tried flipping original but it still went sideways.)

Thanks for sharing Judy. If you took the picture with an iPhone there is something about iPhone photos taken with a certain orientation that causes them to flip when posted.

PAUL161
05-28-2018, 10:18 AM
Judy, I hope it's ok, I rotated it for you.
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DavidApp
05-30-2018, 12:52 AM
Out walking on Monday I found an American flag laying in the grass.

Picked it up and brought it home as I did not think it was right for it to lay there especially on Memorial day.

It will fly outside my garage.

David