Monday, September 14, 2020

What a Flag Represents

YouTube, about 5 minutes long

YouTube: "Paul Gottfried, veteran and member of the American Legion in Johnstown, OH, recites the Ragged Old Flag, by Johnny Cash. Gottfried performed this hundreds of times for school children during ceremonies over the years. He has stage four brain cancer and his post wanted his recitations recorded. He is a true patriot and loves old glory like no other. Matt Branson"

What is valued in someone's life? What is respected by others? Is a collectible item more important than what is valued and respected?

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MaryAnn Kochanowski


  1. I am an American by choice. I believe the flag should be respected and I have problems seeing it used as a symbol of righteousness by certain members of the public I see in demonstrations on TV. Often accompanied by long guns and such.

  2. Sadly I believe that some people use the flag (and not just yours) to wave in front of them and conceal actions/behaviours that the founders of their county would. not. approve.

  3. I once got to go to a flag retirement. It was quite the ceremony.

  4. How i pray we may live under our flag in peace.

  5. I never take much notice of flags apart from knowing every country has one and some are nicer to look at than others.

  6. this was touching dear Susan
    i used to be a little girl so sensitive about flag and founder of our country
    i think flag flag is part of our deep inner feeling ,may be it is in our blood and nature to show love for our identity as human being

  7. SWEET to no end..... Thanks this system is slooow. type a word then wait. too manytimes I type two words (twice).

    Anyway as always love to visit here.
    Sherry & jack Leesburg FL getting settles one chair at a time...

  8. I apologize for taking so long to visit. It was definitely beyond my control. I’m trying to catch up, but it’s harder than I actually imagined it would be, especially with my very slow internet.

    This was a lovely post. I somehow believe our flag is being torn apart right now, just as our country is. I hope we can bring everything back together soon.

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