Grandpa's old flagpole.


Grandpa's old flagpole

Port Jefferson Station, NY

My Grandfather's flagpole is still flying flags.

When I came home from Vietnam I would always see the flag flying at my father's house. The flagpole was made by my grandfather, who passed when I was about 6 months old (I'm now 75!). The pole was passed down to my father, and when they sold their house I took the pole and still proudly fly it at my own home.

I fly the current flag year-round, always saluting it when I hoist it. During the week of July 4 I replace the current flag with the 13-star Betsy Ross flag.

As an officer in our local VFW and DAV, and a 30-year member of the Legion, I proudly salute our flag at numerous events, but nothing makes me more proud than to see it flying at my own home on Grandpa's old flagpole!

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