I will Salute
The sentiments spoken by a true American. I hope many will follow Bob MacPherson’s example and once again revere the flag !!
Forty six years ago, I raised my right hand in a room full of strangers and pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. I solemnly swore to do so while standing facing the flag that represents this country. For all of the years since then, that flag has played a central role in my life.
I watched her fly as a green recruit and came to understand she is more than just another piece of cloth. I watched her fly from the deck of many submarines and ships at bases all over the world. I listened with pride one night in Yokosuka Japan while a shipmate played Taps as we retired her for the day. I felt the crushing weight of seeing a comrade under her in a casket bound for home. I felt sadness at the deaths of so many veterans who also shared her…
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Posted on July 28, 2018, in Current News, Home Front, Korean War, Uncategorized, Vietnam, WWII and tagged American Flag, History, Home Front, Korea, Military, Military History, USA, veterans, Vietnam, WWII. Bookmark the permalink. 49 Comments.