Saluting with misty eyes
I am not normally one who sits around waving the flag and telling everyone how patriotic and full of American pride I am, because things like that, and people like that don't ring true to me. It has too much of the "Methinks thou doth protest too much" air about it. Perhaps it is something I picked up from my father, who I never saw raise any flag except in the last couple of years of his life, and then only on Memorial Day. He never made a fuiss over it, he would simply post the National and Marine Colors in the morning, and take them down at dusk: no fanfare; no ceremony; no "look at me". It was simply done.
Anyhow... With today being what it is in the world of Americans, and with a few personal events that have happened in recent days, I would like to sak that everyone check out the folloing links for themselves. You can decide for yourself what they mean.
http://members.aol.com/cyberdenis/duke/jwa-02.htm http://members.aol.com/cyberdenis/duke/jwa-03.htm http://members.aol.com/cyberdenis/duke/jwa-07.htm http://members.aol.com/cyberdenis/duke/jwa-10.htm
Thanks for listening.
"... the rest is silence"
from the song The Flesh Failures