Who cares about flag day
I’ve seen flag day on the calendar my whole life but I’ve never done anything about it…until this year. You don’t see things like this much anymore. Our town sits on the north end of a huge marine base. We’ve adopted the 2/4 Marines. This was their Flag Day welcome home from a rough tour of duty in Afghanistan where they lost a few of their men. We all have our opinions about the what’s and why’s of our current military affairs and the fact remains…these are some BRAVE folks. I know some of their wives and kids, I see what the families sacrifice, it’s not easy. Honor is well deserved and we’re lucky to be able to celebrate it with them! I am known to shed a couple tears during events like this. Today was no exception. I was raised in an extremely patriotic family headed by a very gentle man who fought in world war 2 and experienced such extreme conditions that he never spoke of them. He would have stood on the sidelines of this parade in silent salute. A lot of us pulled our kids out of school, some classes were here on field trip. I hope these marines, at least for Flag Day 2012, saw their military commitment as more than just another thankless job. I love the human spirit! It’s true…Life’s what you make it!