Thursday, July 1, 2010
Patriotism was high only five years after the end of World War II. Our flag was revered, the President respected and fear of what could happen was still raw within the hearts of all. Bomb shelters were more common than garages and the knowledge that freedom came at a very high price (the loss of American lives) still haunted the survivors.
Silence fell across the throng of observers who had gathered as the display began. The smell of acrid sulphuric powder filled the air as the glorious explosions lit the night sky. Oohs and aahs erupted in unison with each new offering. The Star Spangled Banner rang true in all the hearts. ...Our Flag Was Still There!
C Hummel Kornell
Posted by C Hummel Kornell at 8:42 AM