Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. A day to honor
those of us who have served, or are serving
in our military. Thank you for keeping
us free, and Happy Birthday to the Marine
We will mention just two things in this
post and close with a quote. While these
two things may not be important to you,
they are very important to us.
The first concerns those of us who fly
the flag at our homes. On Veteran’s Day
the flag should be flown at half-staff
If you have a fixed pole, you can put
a black ribbon above the flag but below
the finial. The ribbon should not be
more than 10% as wide as the flag, and
twice as long as the flag.
It should be tied in the center with a
bow so the two resulting parts hang down
as long as the flag.
And the other thing is our local Veteran’s
Day parade. It will be tomorrow, starting
at 10 am. It will start near the Courthouse,
and should last an hour.
The parade will go south on Western Ave.
to 3rd street, east on 3rd street to Main
street, south on Main to 2nd street, west
on 2nd street to Scott street, north on
Scott to 4th street, and west on 4th to
the staging area.
There may be rain but it will be a warmer
than normal day. Bring an umbrella, put
on your raincoat, or just wear a hat. But
please, show up and support our brothers
and sisters who have served to keep us
“It is the soldier, not the reporter who
has given us the freedom of the press. It
is the soldier, not the poet, who has given
us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier,
not the campus organizer, who gives us the
freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier
who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the
flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
— Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, USMC (Ret)
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