Today, there was a sailor's funeral in the Missouri town 20 miles east of us -- and we got word that the group would be there to picket this sailor's funeral.
Missouri called out "the troops" and Kansas responded as well . . . I am proud to say that many in the flag line were Fort Scottians or Bourbon Countians, traveling across the state line to block out the protestors from the family.
Thankfully, the group did not show up but husband Jim and I were proud to be part of this flag line.
A small portion of the participants -- people of all ages and from all walks of life
Everyone holding a flag -- some big and some small
And the real heroes of the day are the Patriot Guard Riders. Veterans themselves (mostly Viet Nam veterans) who attend these funerals on a regular basis. So that they can shield the family from any unpleasantness.
It's Wednesday and I'm sharing this with Susan at A Southerner's Notebook for Outdoor Wednesday.
If you have an opportunity to participate in the flag line, it is so meaningful. For we have, after all, free speech, because so many gave their lives. I am so proud to be an American!