VFW 6710 Auxiliary began its first round of patriotic recognitions on a day when the sun was high, offsetting the 30-degree weather.
We made many stops and had the opportunity to talk with homeowners who clearly have a sense of pride and connection to America. Some of them seemed pleasantly surprised to receive a certificate and a heartfelt “thank you” simply for flying the American flag high.
We encountered a couple of familiar faces, veterans and family alike, most who welcomed a brief visit, and others eager to share family history. I could envision sharing a cup of coffee with them and listening for hours to retold stories of bygone days.
The reasons for having a permanent flag ranged from “It’s something we have always done” to “It’s one of the first things we did when we bought our home.” For others, it seemed out of respect for country, for veterans, and for all that we believe as Americans.
It was an honor to meet these neighbors, and I am certain that there will be more moments like today repeated as we continue our patriotic program. God Bless, and God Bless America!