Honoring Our Flag
Many people don’t know what Flag day means, or they just know in a vague way that it’s about our Flag. As a child, you might remember singing songs at school and celebrating, but not truly understanding why, you might have watched a parade, maybe with emotional Veterans marching, not really comprehending the love felt for this symbol. As a military family, things like the Flag and Flag day take on a whole new meaning.
The Flag, for a military family like ours, becomes a symbol that our Veterans, and those we love, live and die by. It can be a symbol of such pride! Such as seeing it flying in the wind over our military base or our houses, but it can be a symbol of so much sorrow, as when it drapes a casket for the fallen or is presented to loved ones on the death of their Veteran.
There are people in your country, our Nation’s Veterans who have given their blood, their youth, and their very lives for this flag and what it represents, as it represents Freedom and the great United States of America. Generations have gone to war under this Flag and many have not returned. For those that did return, they are forever changed both physically and emotionally, but one common thread runs through them, the very thread and fabric of this Flag and the country it represents!
So, on this flag day please take a moment to learn or re-learn information about our Flag and how to honor it and display it properly. ~Jeannine Germain