Stars and Stripes {repost}

*I posted this last year for Memorial Day and wanted to share it with you again; I still get chills when I hear the song below. My husband and I are currently headed back home to Georgia—he just finished cross-training for his new job in Italy, so we went on a little vacation together to see family in Texas. I’m so thankful and proud to have him in my life, and I’m honored to be part of this military family.*
“I thank God for my life,

and for the stars and stripes—may freedom forever fly, let it ring.

 Salute the ones who died, 

and the ones who gave their lives 

so we don’t have to sacrifice

 all the things we love…” 
Zac Brown Band (Chicken Fried)

flew this flag in honor of Memorial Day, but in 2008 it flew
on my husband’s plane during his first deployment. He and his crew flew
it proudly over Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Afghanistan
(Operation Enduring Freedom).


  1. That is really awesome about the journey of that flag. I just have a little one that I was going to put outside but I'm too worried that the rain and wind we get here sometimes would ruin it. But I look around my neighborhood (we're in base housing) and feel a great sense of pride and I don't want to ever give that up.

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