Friday, May 12, 2006

Vaya con Dios

Here is an article in the New York Times that appears to be sensitive towards the military and military families. This doesn't happen very often; the New York Times is notorious for their criticism of the military, so it is nice to see them treat a difficult subject with such grace.
Perhaps I should read it again?
On another note, I was saddened to hear of the tank accident this morning. There is almost nothing worse than waking up to see this news.
And for news from my homefront. On either the evening of the 10th or the early morning hours of the 11th, someone came and stole the Marine Corps flag from the front of our house. This is the second time this has happened. The first time we called the police and they had it there in the station and returned it to us. We then fixed the flag securely to not only the pole, but permanently secured the pole into the wall brackets. Well someone apparently had to have our flag.
When DN1 called the police they came to take a report. The policeman then asked her why she thought someone had taken the flag. She told him she thought that it might be someone who was making a political statement against a Marine Corps family. My husband seems to agree with her.
I don't.
Here's what I think, and let me present my theory in an organized manner:
  1. There are many American flags flown on my street.
  2. There are no other military flags flown on my street.
  3. There is a college in my town.
  4. A large number of college students pass my house on a daily basis.
  5. There is an Army ROTC at the college.
  6. Some of those students who pass my house are in the ROTC.
  7. They have chosen a branch of the service that is not the Marine Corps.
  8. The Marine Corps flag is a damn fine flag.

I don't believe that it was a political statement; I think that flag will be hanging on the dorm room of some college student next semester. Perhaps it will change a life.


Kat said...

I think you are right. I don’t think it’s a hate crime. I think it’s a LOVE crime. College kids have all kinds of pent up passion which leads to stuff like that. Well, that and a lack of impulse control combined with keggers. Ah.. the good ol' days.

Micky said...

Maybe somebody just had to have it and had no money?

Jennifer said...

Hear! Hear! The Marine Corps flag is a mighty fine flag. I think you're right about the college students. One has to wonder if an Army flag would disappear if posted on the same street. Hmmmmmm. Curious.

Justine said...

yeah well if i ever find the person with our flag, i swear i will rip them a new one...and i still think some dumbass college student was either drunk or being an ass decided to attack our flag...