Not ‘Just’ Flags

The flag that flies above the nations’ capital, above every government building, in every National Cemetery, and in front of thousands upon thousands of homes isn’t just a colorful piece of cloth. It’s a symbol of who we are, where we’ve been, and what makes us great.

On this one day of the year, we honor those who have sacrificed for our freedom by placing the symbol of what they fought for on each and every grave in every National Cemetery across the nation. How can this sight not touch your heart?

Everyday men and women, not superstars or hero’s, continue to serve our country. Although, many of these people become hero’s by their unselfish acts of valor in the face of unimaginable circumstances to those of us left at home. A great number of these acts are never known or publically acknowledged because it’s simply ‘what they do.’ It’s their job.

To all the people who have walked in harms’ way so that I can walk without fear, I salute you!

This is my father, Budo G. Perry, who served in WWII. The second picture was taken a few years ago at the Fort Gibson Veteran’s Day assembly where he was honored.
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I’m so very proud of him, my uncles, brother, niece, nephews, as well as my wonderful husband (who served in Vietnam plus Desert Storm) and is now a Retired Marine.

Love you one and all!


About Linda Trout

I'm a retired accountant who loves a little space around me. What better way to think of new story ideas than under a tall tree, birds chirping, gofers digging, dogs barking, and cats demanding to be in your lap? When I'm totally bored, I climb on my Harley and go for a ride. That'll blow the cobwebs out of your brain.
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4 Responses to Not ‘Just’ Flags

  1. Karen Evans says:

    “We stand on the backs of their sacrifice. Their history is our tradition, as long as there are Americans to remember…”

    God Bless them all.

    • Linda Trout says:

      That is so true, Karen. They definitely made it possible for us to be where we are today.
      Thank you for dropping by!

  2. Meg says:

    Thank you, Linda, for posting this. I’m so grateful for those who served, the family they left behind to carry on and for the freedom I so enjoy.

    • Linda Trout says:

      You’re welcome, Meg. Sometimes I think it’s harder for the family waiting at home than it is for the soldier, sailor, or marine there in combat. They concentrate on the job they have to do, we sit and worry.

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