Every year on the 3rd of July, Daxson takes 575 flags and puts them out in a nearby neighborhood. His purpose is two-fold. First, it’s a method of advertising…we tie a business card to each and every flag. The second purpose is pure and simple: it’s patriotic.
This year I took Joseph with me to deliver my share of the flags. I wanted him to see patriotism in action. It’s so easy to take for granted our freedom and liberties; so easy to forget how hard our forefathers worked to build this nation into the great country it is; so hard to find a tangible way to show the love we have for our country. I may not be able to stand alongside our brave and noble soliders; I may not even be able to make it to any 4th of July parade; sometimes I barely know what’s going on in politics, but still, I have a duty as an American. A duty to teach my children about our country…our freedoms…our rights…our history. And it starts now.