From Idaho, to Hawaii, to Arizona, to California, to Washington and beyond, America is beautiful. In “A Gunner’s Tale” series, I’ve been posting entries from my father’s WWII diary of his time as a B-17 tail gunner, and as the Fourth of July approaches, I’m reminded of why he and people like him fought, and continue to fight for this country; it’s worth fighting for.
My oldest son is in the navy, my brother served in the navy, my niece served in the navy, my nephew served as a marine and saw a tour in Afghanistan – so it runs in the family. Thank you to all military personnel, past, present, and future for your uniformed service. I was a navy spouse for 24 years, so I also applaud military spouses everywhere.
The American Flag stands for freedom;
red means courage, white means purity, and blue means justice. Sometimes we stray from these meanings because as people, we’re flawed. But the American flag is not.