Today we celebrate Memorial Day and fly flags as a tribute to the men and women who have served our country. A couple of days ago I bought a new US flag at Costco; and I bought it because it was MADE IN THE USA! I hoped to have it up this weekend for Memorial Day but I discovered that my old flag holder was too small to hold the new flag’s 1 and 1/4 inch pole. And when a friend stopped by this afternoon and offered to install the new bracket, the battery on my drill was dead and we needed it to drill through the stucco on my house. So, my lovely new US Flag, proudly made in the USA, stands in a holder in my backyard until I can get the new bracket installed, hopefully in time for flag day. I guess it’s a sad commentary that I am gleeful to find a US flag made in the USA but I think it would be a sadder commentary to find a US flag made in China. Today’s shot of the flag reflects my entire backyard and the back of my house in the finial at the top. I guess I’m reflected in there somewhere, and, if you look closely, the “made in the U.S.A.” label shows on the flag, near the union (and, no, I didn’t know until just a few minutes ago, that the blue quadrant of the US flag is called the union).
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