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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Half Staff for Fort Hood, Texas






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
Jamie

12 comments:

Moco said...

Such a sad, sad time.

The Army of Four said...

Beautiful post, pups - beautiful!
Our hearts are heavy for the loss of life at Ft. Hood - part of our extended family. And at the same time, we are angered by this act of terrorism. That's right - terrorism. As Ralph Peters wrote in his most recent column, "...When an extremist plans and executes a murderous plot against our unarmed soldiers to protest our efforts to counter Islamist fanatics, it’s an act of terror..."
May God protect our troops from all enemies - foreign and domestic.
Tail wags,
Storm
PS: Dave LOVED seeing the Texas flag.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Our thoughts are with all of those affekhted by this -

Whether there in Texas or elsewhere around the world -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Truly a well-deserved tribute.

Gus said...

Wonderful Tribute.


Gussie

Mack said...

That is just so incredibly sad. Why do people have to act crazy like that?

Mango said...

Thank you for that wonderful post.

Slobbers,
Mango

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the wounded and their families. This is such a horrible tragedy.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

A beautiful post! So sad that this had to happen. Our hearts go out to all who have suffered in any way because of the tragedy.

Woos, the OP Pack

Tanuki Maxx said...

Our prayers to those lost, such a tragedy...

Maxx

Dewey Dewster said...

What a lovely tribute to those that paid the ultimate price....on their own soil.....at their home base.......at the hands of one of their own.....what a traitor he was to take a terrorist approach to a problem that could have been solved with medical help. I do believe that he will wish he had died in the aftermath of all the bloodshed that he caused.....and the tears flow freely across the nation as yet another savage assault brings us to our knees......and again we ask.....WHY ??????

Dewey Dewster here.....

Anne-Kathrine said...

What a horrible tragedy. I know we will be finding out more and more about this mess.