We had planned on participating in our little town’s “flag burning” event, sponsored by the local Legion and Boy Scouts. We had one flag that could be repaired no longer and was to be appropriately destroyed. After supper, amidst weather warnings of heavy rains, high winds and the possibility of hail, we left for Houston (MN). Off and on drizzle greeted us but the leaders, and members of the community, were not deterred.
The program opened with a reading by Commander Dick Snow, followed by the presentation of the flag and the “Pledge of Allegiance”. The fire started, we were informed that there were 109 flags to be destroyed! Yes! That number is correct!! You can tell that this community is really tuned in to the importance of flying a flag that is not shabby!!!!
After that last photo, the rains began in earnest obliterating the scene! Within about an hour, 2”+ of rain had fallen. Thankfully, the shelter was wonderfully adequate for the group and the Legion ladies dished up pie, ice cream and coffee to a “corralled” crowd.
Back to quilting………………….