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At church Sunday, we watched a video interview of a daughter of one of the POW's from WWII. He was a POW for four years. It was very common for the POWs to have dyssentery and no where to use the restroom. They starved, they fought for life, and many lost their lives.
Luckily this man survived the war. When the POWs were rescued food packages were sent from the air in red, white, and blue material. The POWs sewed the material together and made a flag. It was given to his daughter when he died. She allowed it to hang in the church auditorium. I was lucky to be one of the people in the audience who got to see the flag in person.
After church I went on the stage and stared at the flag. I wanted to say thank you to the POW who kept such good care of the flag. I was overwhelmed by patriotic feelings. I wanted to hug a hero. I wanted to say the pledge of allegiance. I wanted to sing the national anthem. I wanted to yell, "I'm proud to be an American."
Today, I want all the people who ever served to make our country a safe and free place to live to know that I thank you so much for your service. I appreciate you! God, please continue to Bless the USA!
Please feel free to leave a photo in the comments or a thanks to your loved ones who have served in the military.
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American flag made by POWs in World War II.