August 18, 2011

Honoring a Soldier

We are headed home from Missouri today, after vacationing for a few days before the school year begins.  I always like to take a short trip or plan some big activity the week before school, so my kids have something to say or write for that 'What I Did This Summer' assignment.

When we walked out of our lodge on Wednesday morning, the flags were flying at half staff.  Upon returning, we asked the front desk staff what the occasion was.

Turns out that the Governor of Missouri ordered the flags flown at half staff to honor a Missourian that was among those killed in the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

While a lovely honor.  Even more impressive was that the staff here could immediately, accurately and reverently answer my question.  Every state should honor their military with the same level of consideration. 

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