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.
Here's what I think, and let me present my theory in an organized manner:
- There are many American flags flown on my street.
- There are no other military flags flown on my street.
- There is a college in my town.
- A large number of college students pass my house on a daily basis.
- There is an Army ROTC at the college.
- Some of those students who pass my house are in the ROTC.
- They have chosen a branch of the service that is not the Marine Corps.
- 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.