This came in as a comment the other day.
I believe that it deserves its own post:
Today is Flag Day and I manage a flag program for the Kiwanis of El Paso that places flags at homes & businesses on 5 patriotic holidays a year. I received this special note today that made me feel what we do is really worth it. Here goes:
“I really do appreciate the fact that you do this — it cannot be cost effective for you but the presentation is really effective.
Let me tell you a true story that happened this last Memorial Day.
First, I have a flag on top of my house that flies 24 hours a day and with the wind in this area it needs to be replaced often.
Being Memorial Day, I wanted a beautiful clean flag for the occasion.
As I was replacing my flag pole I noticed your flags being installed on my lawn and a scout (I think) stepped back and saluted each installation.
And then I was noticed on the roof placing my flag. He looked up and saluted that as well.
I got to tell you that I choked up with emotion for what he did and I am now as I write this am doing the same.
I got to tell you that in today’s world, this type of exhibition is, sadly, unheard of. I was and am seriously impressed.
Thank you for what you do,”