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: http://www.behindoureyes.org 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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