I thought Memorial Day was the last Sunday in May.
Has there been an event sneak up on me that I’m not aware of? The reason I’m asking is this…
We were headed home from McCook, Nebraska. By this time it was early afternoon, around 2:30 p.m. I was driving east on I-70 in Kansas…somewhere east of Russell. At one overpass I saw several people walking on the overpass. One was carrying a folded American flag. I wondered about it but was gone before I saw what they were doing.
About 20 miles later, approaching another overpass it was lined with people and flags. I honked and waved as I neared it and received waves back as I traveled beneath them.
Traveling further another overpass had a smattering of people and just a couple flags. One woman brought a lawn chair to sit in while she held her flag. I honked and waved at them also.
By this time I had to question Joe. When is Memorial Day? I thought it was the LAST Sunday in May. Have they gone and changed the date on us? He looked in his iPhone Calendar app….nothing noted as to what would herald the display of flags.
Seeing these flags standing out and waving in the wind we had is quite a sight to see. I could see them long before I came to the overpass.
There was enough time to get Joe to pause the poker game he was playing on his iPhone to take this picture for me.
After we got off I-70 and onto I-135 headed south through the remainder of Kansas and on into Oklahoma there were no more flags at the overpasses.
This display of patriotism had me choked up a bit. Do other countries have these spontaneous displays of patriotism? I have no idea if they do. I just know that even though our country is going through a rough patch there are still people that are not afraid to display our flag in a setting such as a highway overpass and not be considered a lunatic.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!