Iwo Jima - Marine Memorial
The Flag at Arlington House
Arlington National Cemetery
The Flag at the National Archives
Flag at the Painted Hills
Flag at Home
Photos from my personal collection and travels
The first thing I see when I look out my window is my flag of the United States of America blowing in the breeze. Often, I will sit and gaze at the flag - great focus for thinking. These are my musings and ramblings, and, on occasion, rants... I am unapologetic in my support of our military, our country and my devotion to God. I will honor them and pay tribute to them here. Along the side bar you will find tributes to Oregon's fallen warriors.
Dear Maxine Fans,Ideally, that should have been the end to it. But, it just re-escalated the attacks on anyone who had asked for more respect. Endless posts were made suggesting that people "get a life" - what an inane little phrase - and censorship. "It's a cartoon" was repeated ad nauseum. Yes, a cartoon written by a man who should know better, and admitted he did. I do remember the days when Maxine was a flag waving patriot curmudgeon.
We understand some were offended by Maxine's post on Memorial Day, and for that we are truly sorry. While Maxine is known for her irreverence and playful nature, it can sometimes come off as being thoughtless and insensitive. Please understand that she meant no disrespect to the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom, as well as those who continue to fight and sacrifice so much for our freedom today.
Those of us who help create Maxine regret missing the opportunity to say something meaningful to everybody on Memorial Day. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and rest assured we will be more thoughtful next year.