A 2 Z

Ordinary Lives. From a 2 z 4 u & me

I am joining Patty Wysong in a series of blog posts "A2Z" each Tuesday. We will post something for each letter of the alphabet - today being the first, I tried to pick one thing that began with A.

I thought of people in my life (Anna, Alana, Abel...),
places I've been (Austin, Albany, Arizona...),
I thought of other things (autumn, apples, ants...)
and decided to focus on this -

American Flag...

It means more to me each year. When I was very little (and living in the Bahamas) I remember my father respectfully taking out his flag and showing me the stripes and stars and teaching me how to fold it back properly. He told how they added the words "under God" when he was a boy and the 49th and 50th stars.

I now have a closer connection. I know of many that are serving their country and are away from home because of what the flag represents. I treasure the values for which it stands.

My two year old grandson puts his hand to his forehead and salutes whenever he sees the American flag, just like his daddy does in the Marines, and it chokes me up every time. (sorry, no picture of it, yet)

"You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag,
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of the land I love,
The home of the free and the brave..."
(lyrics by George M. Cohen)

Join us at Ordinary Lives as we have
a little A2Z fun today.


Laury said...

Oh wow! I would love to see Carter salute the flag like his daddy. What an awesome picture that would be! :)

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer said...

Gave me chills! Just like a parade!

Patty Wysong said...

Oh, I love it!!

I remember in Ecuador--it'd totally choke me up to see our flag going up and hear the national anthem!


Joanne Sher said...

I would also LOVE to see Carter doing that. So precious. The flag is such a special thing to me too. Thanks, dear Vonnie!

Rita Garcia said...

Wow, Vonnie, you moved me to tears! Hugs!

Niki Turner said...

Beautiful post! With Memorial Day just around the corner, a good reminder to honor those who have paid for that flag with their lives!

Shelley Ledfors said...

Beautiful, Vonnie! The flag means more to me as time goes on, also. You'll have to get that picture of Carter. Thanks for sharing this!

Barbara Lynn Culler said...


Sparrow said...

Now I have "God Bless the U.S.A." going through my head. I'm proud to be an American and have lots of extended family in the military (now or in the past), too.


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