Today is Flag Day.
Today a huge flag that flies beside the freeway was replaced. This flag is HUGE - 30 x 50 feet, 220 lbs! Eleanor, the town grandma, raised money to replace one that was old and tattered. She raised enough money to buy 2 flags...each flag cost about $2500.
Because of the size, it took a lot of man-power to raise the flag. Some of our local students helped hold it off the ground as it was being raised. It was definitely a community-affair.
So today being Flag Day...how opportune a time to dedicate a new flag!
It was a perfect day .... beautiful deep blue sky, a slight breeze, not too cool, and of course, it's June 14th.
The Color Guard from VFW Centennial Post 2481, a group consisting of 2 Marines, 1 Air Force, 1 Army, and 1 Navy - all retired, marched in ... a bagpipe player played ... Dick sang the National Anthem .... the Coast Guard did 2 flyovers ... and then the bagpipe player played Amazing Grace. It was awesome.