After serving as breakfast hostess to ten of my Alexian friends we joined a large group of veterans and friends around the flag pole outside our main building. We participated in taps, signaling out certain veterans among us, prayer, and patriotic music.  I was caught up in  remembering the costliness of war, especially those who were either killed or injured during one of our many American conflicts.

 I was a kid during the Second World War and tried in vain to plant a victory garden and ho, how I wanted to have enough change to  buy a saving stamps that sold for twenty-five cents each.  I had two brothers who were Marines one served in Washington, D.C. and the other one served in the South Pacific.

May our American flag always fly over our land and always stand for moral integrity and justice for all our people!