It’s a reminder that our freedoms weren’t free
I really appreciate Bob for the work he is doing. Not only is his work aesthetically pleasing, but there was an educational element to the project at our house. While installing our flagpole he took the time to discuss flag etiquette with our young daughter and teach her a few things she didn’t know about the flag. He quizzed her about the Pledge of Allegiance and other general flag knowledge to get an idea of what she had already learned about the flag in school. He made sure she was aware the flag was never to touch the ground. He talked to her about keeping the flag lit at night. Since our flag was installed shortly after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, he talked to her about why we were flying our flag at half-staff.
I’m often guilty of getting wrapped up in myself, my own life, and simply not taking the time to express enough appreciation for what others do for me. This includes appreciation for our soldiers and veterans. I don’t say thank you enough for their service and sacrifice and the freedoms that are afforded to me because of that service. As we approach Veterans Day, I’m committed to doing a better job saying thank you moving forward. That starts by saying thank you to Bob for the reminder that now stands in our front yard. Every day as we come and go it’s a reminder that our freedoms weren’t free.
If you are interested in having Bob install a flag pole you can contact him at 641-919-0042.
By: Drew Johnson