Sunday, June 15, 2008

Flag Day and Father's Day

Pall Flag
June 14 is designated Flag Day in the U.S., to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. June 15 is the U.S. celebration of Father's Day (traditionally the 3rd Sunday of June). With this photo I honor both. This is the pall flag presented to the family by the military chaplain at my father's burial, after a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps by a veteran bugler. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He received his discharge shortly after VJ Day and thankfully returned home to live a long life. (The flag is held by my oldest brother and shows my youngest brother's reflection on the metal plate.)


USelaine said...

Your post is a beautiful tribute.

Knoxville Girl said...

What a wonderful post about your dad. Your photo really told the story.

Celeste Bergin said...

I don't know how I stumbled upon this post--but I am glad I did. I especially like the reflection of your brother in the nameplate.