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Celebrating Flag Day

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:35 a.m. CDT

From Marsha A. Wilson, United States Navy (retired)


Saturday was an awful windy day, but the flags were flying in Creston. I wish I would have taken the time to get the ladies names. One of the flags on Montgomery and Maple went flying across the street. The lady in the front car just stopped got out and rescued the flag. The lady right behind realized she was too short to get the flag back in the holder, so she got out and helped.

I happened to be on Montgomery Street and saw these two wonderful ladies trying to get the flag back in the holder. I stopped and thanked them for doing this and then proceeded to place the flag back.

In the meantime, the three cars that were behind these kind ladies proceeded to honk their horn for them to move on out of the street intersection. Rude, rude, rude! Those of us who have worn the uniform and those that still do, those who have lost their life protecting our country, those of us who were held as POWs, along with every veteran in this town, say THANK YOU LADIES FOR CARING! For those of you who honked your horn, you might recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

And for a little extra, the American Creed.

“I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies.”

Love or leave it, if you chose to leave, I will help you pack your bags.

Thank you ladies.

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