So you have forgotten? No, this isn’t describing your botched Valentines lack of memory you brain surgeon. Yes, your Mrs is pissed, you could have at least got her a card…..ugh! (eyes rolling) It’s talking about the reason there isn’t a flag in front of your house anymore. Just for those without even half a brain here I’m talking about an American flag sweetheart. Sure, you had one out just after Sept 11th didn’t you? Cmon, you can tell me, but then you just got lazy and “other” things became too important to put it up. Now, do you even know where it’s at? Sad…..
We are at war….remember?
What the hell is wrong with us? We get kicked in the gut, Americans get slaughtered and we get all fired up and put out flags then….cricket, cricket nothing. For those that do desire to fly the American flag, there are home owner associations that do this , this and even this. In a time when Americans spit on returning servicemembers one wouldn’t be getting the third degree if they didn’t have a flag in the front of their house. For all those Viet Nam Vets out there that got shit on when they returned, know your fellow warriors will always have your back and please forgive those morons that cannot conceptualize what life would be like in their happy dappy land without warriors going to do the unpleasant. OMV thanks you. I bet the Vets from unpopular wars have their flags out and they were the ones spit on, why don’t you? What’s your excuse?
"For those who fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know."
— Willie "Bo" Nelson, Mancelona, MI
We are at war remember? To date 1,476 sons and daughters have paid the ultimate sacrifice and you can’t put out your flag? Seriously? Vomit, puke!
This makes ask another question, why wont the Iraq & Afghanistan (OIF/OEF) wars and heroes be forgotten? They won’t you say? Have we forgotten our Viet Nam heroes? (look in the mirror when you answer that).
Can you name any Medal of Honor recipients from Viet Nam? Have we forgotten them? Will we forget Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta the same way? Maybe it’s just me. Perhaps because I have a 20ft American flag pole in front of my house reinforced with a Marine Corps flag below it and will tell any home owner association they can pound sand before I lower it, I’m different. I would prefer that piece of crap of an organization to say hey, thanks Marine for your deployments but as we have already shown some are more concerned about their property value than respect for their country. A quick solution to the previous mentioned home owners associations is to move. If you didn’t know what you were getting into when you signed up for it and moved in then bad on ya. But again, I would tell them to eat shit before I lower my flag …just saying.
Why are still sitting here? Why haven’t you stopped reading this post, hung your head in shame and hung your American flag proudly? I guess that’s the real issue, many don’t feel guilt for not displaying a flag for their country, those fighting in a far off land, those paying the ultimate sacrifice. That’s truly sad. What if your door bell rang and a lady stood there with a sign that said I’m SSgt So & so’s mom who was killed last month in Afg. What would you tell her the reason you can’t fly your flag is?
You don’t support the war? Fine, last I checked it’s still a free country and you can fly the flag because you are proud to be an American. You can display your flag and put it behind supporting those going to do the unpopular or do we want them to come home and feel as shitty as those vets from the Viet Nam war? That’s just one Marine’s View, take it or leave it.
Time for a Cgar!