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Home Businesses Commemorate Memorial Day

by Mary Emma Allen on May 28th, 2007

Many of the businesses in our small town, home businesses included, commemorate Memorial Day by flying flags and possibly participating in the annual parade along Main Street.  Some, as my husband discovered, offer special discounts or gifts for veterans. 

At our home, where we also operate our home businesses, we’ll hang “Uncle Al’s Flag” from our deck railing.  This is a large flag given to our family when my Uncle Al died.  He was a World War II veteran who served in the Pacific Theater.  The flag was draped over his casket at his funeral.  Three veterans attended and presented the flag to my mom, Al’s sister, at the cemetery. 

(I’ve written a story, published in two anthologies, about this flag and it’s meaning to our family.  One of these is God Allows U-Turns: American Moments.)

As I’ve researched my family history, I discovered I have ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I and World War II.  My husband was an Air Force pilot during the Vietnam era. 

Today our granddaughter marches in the local parade, playing a trumpet in the high school band…and we fly “Uncle Al’s Flag.”


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