As a young man in grammar school, we said the Pledge of Allegiance every day. My father lost all three of his brothers in two wars. I'm named after the two KIA during the invasion of Normandy. My uncle Bob, who was also my godfather, was KIA in Korea.
I'm a 54-year member of The American Legion, and for the last 9-10 years I have been passing out flags at our Fourth of July parade! Thanks to several generous donations, we have 3,600 flags to pass out this year!
May she proudly fly for many more years!
James J. McKeon