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Outstanding writing. The scene you painted is repeated too often, unfortunately. Thanks for reminding us of the debt of respect we owe to our veterans.
Your wonderful story pictures well the end of an era, showing the differences of yesterday and today in sharp contrasts.
My heart is hurting. In my naivety I'd like to believe that there it isn't possible for a town have an ordinance that says a flag is too big. I have an inkling I'd be surprised how many communities have a rule like that. Your MC touched my heart and I could see him rocking on the porch, Excellent writing from beginning to end.
02/15/11
Well written. I loved the voice of the MC and felt his sadness over so many changes.
02/16/11
Such a sad story, and so true. I have a very young friend - 24 years old - who is a veteran and will never walk again. He displays that same fierce patriotism so many seem to lack these days. Very inspiring.
02/16/11
An inspiring piece from beginning to end. What is happening to our world today? I too mourn the passing of an era.
Congratulations for placing 28th overall!