Bare flagpole Sunday morning
So it's not often the town center flag makes the weekend police logs, but some of you may have noticed the big new pride and joy of Francis Scott Key went missing early Saturday evening. No, it was not Pat Church; just an equipment malfunction. The original fasteners from the smaller flag couldn't handle the extra force created by such a big beautiful flag flapping in the wind.
Big new US flag, small POW/MIA flag underneath
Old Glory was taken down and I'm told required three officers to properly fold, and went back up this morning. Meanwhile the larger POW/MIA flag that flies underneath the American flag is still MIA. Until found, or a new one ordered, the smaller one that accompanied the previous, modest sized US flag will fly, looking more like a postage stamp compared to the big one above it.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of our nation and the continuing 150th anniversary of the Civil War, where President Lincoln championed a "new birth of freedom", perhaps the town should take up a collection to buy a b-i-g-g-e-r POW/MIA flag to remember the 1,664 Americans listed as "missing and unaccounted for from the Vietnam war."