D-Day

Old Glory I couldn't pass this date up without showing the Stars & Stripes. Seventy-five years ago today, June 6, 1944, the largest amphibious invasion in world history took place on the French coast of Normandy. The Allied forces (U.S, Britain, Canada, Australia and French Resistance) invaded France to liberate them and all of Europe … Continue reading D-Day

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Memorial Day, 2018

I never get tired of looking at Old Glory, but get real excited when I see her flying in various formations. Five sets of three flag poles line each side of the drive at Valmont Industries' Corporate Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.  Valmont's center-pivot irrigation systems are sold world wide, and  these flagpoles typically fly flags … Continue reading Memorial Day, 2018

National Pride

Do you remember the first time you looked at our nation's flag and felt pride; you know, got goose bumps, lost yourself in the moment, sort of like a hallelujah moment?  Maybe I should ask, "Have you ever felt that way about the American flag?"   I'm sure you would remember it if you did. … Continue reading National Pride

Half-Mast

It was a picture perfect day today: mild temperatures, low humidity, and crystal-clear brilliant blue sky.  Eerily, it was just how I remembered the weather on this day ten years ago -- September 11, 2001. Before 8:00 AM, I was at a city park where I noticed the lone flag pole.  Old Glory was hanging at half-mast, honoring … Continue reading Half-Mast