Veteran’s Day, 2012, 13, and 14

Recreated U.S. Flag with button stars
Medium: Collaborative Quilt by physically and mentally challenged artists.

In recognition and appreciation of all veterans, past and present. Thank you for your service.

Arnold Hansen (Uncle). Died at age 18, WWII. US Navy, April 19, 1944. Body lost at sea. Ship: John Straub.

Earlier today (2012) my dog Connor and I took a walk through the neighborhood. The American flag was prominently displayed outside 11 of the 182 homes we passed. While far from a scientific survey, 11 of 182f homes suggests that the U.S. Flag was flown outside .06% of the homes of my friends and neighbors. Lest we forget.

11/11/14: Connor and I, together walked a different part of the neighborhood, this time covering 158 homes. We saw 18 U.S. flags prominently displayed. My math thereby indicates 11% of my friends and neighbors flew the flag on this Veteran’s Day.

“Freedom is never free.” -Author Unknown

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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