I'm sorry for your loss Steve, we are losing the WWII generation so very quickly now. My father (WWII, Korea, Viet Nam) is presently in the hospital and will probably not come home. It makes for a sobering Indepencance day ... but it's also a reason to celebrate all the more!
Here in Oklahoma we love to fly the flag! Like in the song "Okie from Muskogee" . Apologies to all Americans from the other 49 states. I am sure there are many Americans from all over who love the flag. But gosh darn this IS OKLAHOMA! American Flags are everywhere in Oklahoma - and not just on Veterans day or the 4th of July. As far as I am concerned everyday is Independence Day!...Dennis