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Saturday, September 12, 2015

#30Waysin30Days SHARE A MEMORY Respect for Country




DearREADERS,
"Which rope pulls the flag up? asks Braden.

"Test one out and let's see," was Gordon's reply. I noticed he had his hand on the rope as a safety measure so the flag wouldn't drop too far.


Watching Mr. Myrt teach Braden how to raise and lower the flag in our front yard gave me the chance to see how the older generation SHARES THE MEMORY of caring for our nation's flag. There are millions of families throughout the world sharing the same respect for flag and country. That's a good thing to share. Even without preaching about past war veterans, Mr. Myrt's unusually quiet tone during this procedure denotes respect.

IMAGE: Braden (L) and Gordon (R) raise the flag
following Patriot Day in the USA.
PopPop is a retired Lt. Colonel and the grandsons are in awe of that. Gordon never seeks praise, but he does take the time to teach about the care of the flag.

  1. Never let the flag hit touch the ground.
  2. Take the flag down at dusk, unless there is a spotlight on it in the darkness. Ours has a spotlight build into the flagpole. 
  3. Make sure the flag is hanging in the correct position. See:  U.S. Code § 7 - Position and manner of display



I'm thankful to have Mr. Myrt patiently teach my grandchildren respect for flag and country.

FOR FURTHER READING
  1.  #30Waysin30Days to SHARE A MEMORY Intro 
  2.  #30Waysin30Days to SHARE A MEMORY - JibJab
  3.  #30Waysin30Days to SHARE A MEMORY - Perpetual Family Calendar
  4.  #30Waysin30Days SHARE A MEMORY - Email is so 20th century
  5.  #30Waysin30Days SHARE A MEMORY - 3-Ring Binders
  6. #30Waysin30Days SHARE A MEMORY - Tweaking that Google Calendar
    We also added an Ancestor Calendar to our blog (no living people!) 
  7. #30Waysin30Days Blog Tweak - page tabs and layout
  8. #30Waysin30Days - Share pics of THEIR parents 
  9. #30Waysin30Days SHARE A MEMORY - Thrill Ride
  10. #30Waysin30Days - SHARE A MEMORY - Family Jewels 
  11. #30Waysin30Days SHARE A MEMORY Reverence for Life

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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