So it is with my country. If you are not an American, I would be disappointed in you if you did not love your flag and country. I have known sailors who learned quickly that Brit’s are proud of their country. No matter where the bar, where both US and British sailors are pulling liberty, let one stupid Yank say, “____ the Queen!” The idiot has just purchased a front row seat to the dance, and the ball starts.
As I salute this flag I think of friends and family who did, or were willing to, suffer and die for the cause it stands for, ‘Freedom’. As a marine, I thought of my Brother in Law Lefty, who landed on Iwo Jima (and lived), of a nephew, Ted who served honorably in ‘Nam’.. As a Sailor as ‘Colors were sounded’, I thought of my brother a Gunner’s mate on a DE, and another BIL with three tours in NAM. I have a dear friend in Bagdad. I could name more. (The right or wrong of any war is not my debate nor decision, the men serve where they are sent, God Bless ‘em!).
As I type, I am watching that flag fly, I am proud to be an American and proud of that flag. Let Freedom RING! Don’t tell me I am about to lose it, I won’t believe it, This is my country I will be FREE!
Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water so I can wash dishes. Don't turn the radio on now, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.