We weep and pray for the soldiers and their families in this murderous tragedy. Here are some pics of local flags. The flags are to remain at half staff until veteran's day by order of the Commander in Chief.
(For those that do not know, Texas chose to remain a Republic when it joined the US as a state. Therefore, it is the only state in the Union whose flag may fly at the same height as the Stars & Stripes.
The last pic shows the proper way to display the flag when darkness falls. If you fly the flag, unless it is lit when darkness falls, take it down. Lastly, when a flag is flown half staff, proper protocol is to raise it to it's full height, then lower it to half staff. The same is true when taken down. And the flag should NEVER touch the ground.)
Yes, it is but a piece of material. But what it stands for, all the lives that have been lost for it, as those at Fort Hood, commands our respect as the symbol of freedom that has been bought at a huge price since the reveolution. God Bless our country, and those who have given the ultimate price, as those did at Fort Hood...
We will hold you in our hearts. All of those murdered, wounded and their families.
God Bless You and God Bless America