American Flag

posted on 13th of september, 2007

The flag makes a nice picture with all the colors against a blue background, but I can't look at it without thinking how the symbol of the flag has changed meaning for me through the years.
When I was in highschool I was Mr. Patriotic, then I joined the service and went to war. I have seen it flying high above the ships I was with. I saw it draped over coffins as the bodies were sent home. It was handed to me in a pretty box at my fathers funeral.
Now my son has joined the service and is a pilot. It's on his sleeve of his arm and is very pretty.
I love my country and always will, but as I get older when I look at the flag I can't help but have a great deal of sadness along with the respect. A lot of men and women have lost there lives over that symbol. War sucks no matter what country you're from, and sometimes a flag is more than a pretty picture.


Comments (2)

Posted by Lavanya on September 13, 2007
I agree- war has never been a solution- especially in modern times.

A lot of precious lives lost- for petty gains. Or, maybe for nothing.
People all over the world who were and are at war, sacrifice a lot.
Kind of sad, actually.
Posted by Kenneystudios on September 13, 2007
I am without words. Your post and the image speak for themselves.

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