Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Flag Unseen
Parents of a recent Eagle Scout presented their son with a couple flags at his Eagle Ceremony. A Texas flag that had been flown over the Texas State Capital and an American Flag that had been flown over the US Capital. For a boy this might not be much but for me I thought that this is an awesome present.
My Scouts don't know but I have carried an folded American flag in my hiking backpack and my car camping box for about two years. It is in a zip lock bag. For two years this flag has been at every major event with these boys. It has been a part of their life only they don't know it. But I do. Each boy has a part of MY flag. This flag reminds me of hiking and camping with them - the good experiences and the bad learning experiences. I have contemplated displaying it. I wonder sometimes which I like more - a perfectly preserved flag or a worn flag.