Sunday, July 6, 2008
I thought I would ask a question every Sunday and get some feedback from my readers about their lives. My first question is in honor of Independence Day.
Did you put a flag out in front of your home this 4th of July? If so, why? If not, why not?
I can't help but notice how many more flags were proudly flying on my street this year as opposed to the prior year when I was still living in my home in West Sacramento. I pondered why this was the case and came to two conclusions. #1 Vacaville is right next to Travis Air Force base so I think our military support and involvement is much higher here. This in turn naturally leads to more patriotism. #2 My old neighborhood was predominantly Russian and maybe they weren't feeling super patriotic or aware of all of the US traditions. One would think that those who left their country in search of opportunity would celebrate their new nation but this was not the case in my neighborhood.
We proudly flew our flag this 4th even though I am truly unhappy with so much in our country right now. I flew our flag because I am proud to be an American, proud of what this nation was built on, and support our troops in a war that I just wish would end already.
For those of you who don't know how to post on blogs (aka my family) just go down to the end of the post (first click on the link in your email if you subscribe) and click on the blue word that says "comments". Then scroll down until you get to a space where you can type your comment and push submit. I know you can do this Waffle Clan! The rest of you are probably pretty capable as well. Please don't be afraid to say you were too lazy to fly your flag or that you don't own one. I have been there myself in some years past. I look forward to hearing from you all!