Next door to the McDonald's near home is a rather large former car showroom that's been converted to various uses in the last several years. For a while it was a seasonal store (Halloween décor for a couple of months, followed by Christmas stuff, then a lull in the action until spring), but now I think it's some sort of gaming center.
At any rate, one of the constants, in spite of the changing use of the space itself, is the owners' use of the flagpole.
Over the last two days, the wind has been gusting up to, and in some cases, over forty miles an hour. The rain clouds are supposed to clear out today, eventually, but in the meantime, they make a great backdrop for a quick cell phone snap of Old Glory. The flag has to be around five feet by seven feet, and makes a very impressive display over the building.
Just a few days ago we had a day of remembrance of those who served and sacrificed to protect the freedoms on which this country was founded. Yet two days later, we are back to systematically destroying those very freedoms.
It truly makes me sick.