American Flag Memories for June 14 #SocialMediaMonday

This post’s title pretty much tells you what it’s about. So, what more can I say except that Alice and I have been following each other’s blogs for years and are members of Behind Our Eyes, an organization of disabled writers. To learn more, you can visit: Now, here’s Alice’s post. Happy Flag Day!


Ready to Raise the Red-White-and-Blue on Flag Day

by Alice Jane-Marie Massa

As we prepare to raise the “Red-White-and-Blue” on June 14–Flag Day–I am recollecting memorable USA flags that have waved throughout my life. The first American flags which I recall were in each classroom and in the auditorium, as well as hoisted atop an outdoor flagpole at Jacksonville Grade School, in my hometown of Blanford, Indiana. Next, I picture in my mind the flags which were carried during the parades which I enjoyed as a child.

At the northwest corner outside the Blanford Post Office was another flagpole which I distinctly remember. From 1955, when my mother became postmaster of this small-town post office, throughout the next twenty-eight years, my mother was proud to fly the American flag six days a week. After school or during summer vacations, I was always pleased to be given the opportunity to either…

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

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