Today is Veterans Day and we all should spend a moment or two remembering those that gave their lives in defense of their country.
This will be a short day for posting for me….I want to spend some quality time with my better half….
If there is a parade in your area to celebrate our veterans then there will also be the iconic flag flown….the black POW/MIA flag.
Did you know the origins of this flag? Or the story behind the flag?
National POW/MIA Recognition Day may be Friday, but many Americans are accustomed to seeing the now-familiar flag of their cause — the silhouette and white letters on a black background — flying outside post offices, military properties, hospitals and government buildings all year round. Far less well-known are the people who created the flag.
Mary Hoff of Orange Park, Fla., gets credit for coming up with the idea for such a flag. She had just given birth to her fifth child when her husband, Navy Lieutenant Commander Michael Hoff, was shot down in a flight over Laos in 1970, during the Vietnam War. His body was unaccounted for.
If you are lucky enough to have the day off….then by all means enjoy your time and please say a pray for those that could not be there to celebrate with their families.