I can’t find my flag.
The one that we flew over the tower on 9/11 last fall. I know I folded it up and put it away in a plastic bag. So, this year no flag out there for the commemoration of Memorial Day.
I used to not get Memorial Day. How was it different from Veterans Day? Then, it hit close to home, when colleagues at the Pentagon were killed by the crashing plane. Now, it is so significant to me.
I don’t do Memorial Day Sales. Memorial Day picnics. I just reflect on what it means to have friends and relatives risk their lives, and sometimes lose them, in order for us to be free.
I think I need to find a smaller flag to hang out front. And, if I find that lost bag, to hang the large flag on the tower again.
To remind us that we are lucky to be free, because of the sacrifice of the brave.