Doubling up on This One
I have a couple other videos that I really like for this one and do not want to do three blogs today so I will double up on them. I mainly want to do them as I love both of the men doing these videos. The first is by Johnny Cash and the second by the Duke himself, John Wayne.
Each Town has a History
Each town has its own history and at the center of every town will be a flag. Some flags have different histories. Here in the Northeast, the flag has the most history as that history goes back to the birth of our nation. As you go to the midwest the flag takes on different meanings as there were different wars on Native Americans and Mexicans to defend and expand our nation. We also had flags flying over gold mining camps on the west coast during the gold rush days and all the way out to Hawaii during WWII.
So depending on where you are standing, the flag has a different meaning in that particular region and what it has flown for, during and over. But it all goes back to the original meaning and battle scars of the birth of our nation.
I know I am proud of our ragged old flag.
The end of the Day
Many people think of Taps in one of two ways, first, if you are not military, it means something you play at a funeral, and if you are in the military, it is something that is played at the end of the day for retreat and we are to stop and respect the playing. I have always loved listening to the playing of Taps and now I know a little history about the playing and what it stands for. I hope you enjoy the double header about some of our history of the flag.
Please feel free to leave a reply at the bottom and tell me what you think of any of my blogs. If any military veterans or those currently serving would like to share some of their experiences, I would welcome the sharing of your experiences.
That Ragged Old Flag – Johnny Cash
TAPS – John Wayne