~Flag (Photo taken 9-8-2013)~
If you live in the U.S., have you noticed an abundance of flags flying in the past twelve years? We have. In fact, both John and I first purchased flags to display that year. The entire town is covered in flags — one on every street post, and most homes display a flag. This became a way to show unity after the
tragedy atrocity of September 11, 2001.
The protocol for flying the flag today is half-mast and John says he'll be out there soon lowering ours. (It should have been done at dawn.) It goes to full staff at sunset.
There's something very special to me about seeing a flag fluttering in the breeze. There are still many reasons to be concerned about world events today; there are still many reasons to be concerned about the country today. The world is not a nicer, safer place since 9-11. Someday it will be again. Until then, we put our hope in The Lord and trust in His Word.