If you have all ready read the first Veterans Day writing exercise than you may have gotten some pen to paper and created something to honor the brave men and women of this country. That is wonderful and I salute you for the credit you give these men and women who so greatly deserve it.
I have another idea. Maybe you hadn’t thought of it this day, but perhaps you can write from the perspective of our great American flag. Driving through out Louisville, you see it flying freely from many homes, banks, stores etc. But what about the flag that flew from the battle ground in Iwo Jima. How would that proud flag have felt that day - bitter sweet perhaps. It was a victory, but one that was not without cost.
What about the flag on the hillock during the Civil War. Maybe it was torn down and burned and reverently picked up again by a lad who sewed it back together and one day gave his life for it. How did it feel that day?
“And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
Write from the unseen eyes of the star spangled banner this day. Honor the men and women who have fought and died for it to wave freely o’er the home of the brave.
On a personal note: I am proud to be a daughter of a Marine Veteran - Semper FI.