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Memorial Day 2013

Now that Our Dad is home, on this Memorial Day our thoughts and prayers are with all those families and friends who’ve lost loved ones. Recently as a family, we helped the local VFW and Scouts programs replace flags at veterans’ graves … Continue reading

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Happy New Year & Welcome Home

We started out a year ago — announcing the countdown to Our Dad’s deployment en route to Afghanistan. While away, he was part of one of the transition teams working to hand the reins of government back to the Afghans. He’s back home now … Continue reading

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A Lucky Pocket

Chief McGlynn with Our Dad’s Flag at Tunnel to Tower Run 2012 It is said that you can take a boy out of the Bronx but not the Bronx out of the boy. There’s no finer New Yorker than this … Continue reading

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An Oval (& Resolute) Office

He sits at a desk made of reclaimed timber of the HMS Resolute, a gift from Queen Victoria many, many years ago. This refurbished partner desk is one used by many presidents in the past who have sat at the helm … Continue reading

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The Moon and a Star

In Memory : Neil Alden Armstrong, 1930-2012 When Our Dad listed the numerous people that he most admires he included Neil Armstrong, the famous American Astronaut who made one small step . . . as the first human on the … Continue reading

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A Good Hostess

While we’re working on the next host/hostess of Our Dad’s Flag, this week we have a guest contributor – excerpts from an e-mail from Our Dad in Afghanistan that may leave you reconsidering your traditional Easter Basket goodies! To: Us … Continue reading

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Holding Out for A Hero

Recently, a group of Kindergarten students sat on the carpet during story time at the local elementary school. The librarian read them a book, recapped the moral of the story and when she was done she asked the children if … Continue reading

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Gone to the Dogs

On the morning of Saturday, March 3rd, it snowed in Anchorage, Alaska. You may be thinking, “Well of course it did, it’s Alaska!” But on this day it was only fitting as Our Dad’s Flag was proudly pinned to the jacket … Continue reading

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Today’s a big deal. Smile, smile, smile!

We got through yesterday’s leap day and tomorrow is Dr. Suess’ birthday. So why is today a big deal? Well, in our family history today is Our 3-D Day — our Dad’s deployment day. As the old song goes, “Pack up … Continue reading

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Let’s Root for the Home Team

Sometimes, when you least expect it, an abundance of pride rushes in. On Sunday evening, the children and I tuned in to the Super Bowl to watch the much-anticipated Giants-Patriots rematch. As Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton sang those cherished … Continue reading

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Friends in High Places

It’s really good to have friends in high places . . . like 605 feet high at the Space Needle in Seattle, WA! Our Dad’s Flag was treated to a very close encounter at the top of this fantastic, flying saucer-like … Continue reading

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Who was that man in the red hat?

The Red Galero. It sounds like a superhero character in a Marvel comic book. If it was, his maxim could be, “Words alone don’t achieve much; actions do.” He’d arrive from a place far, far away and take on his … Continue reading

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Remember the Elmo! Or something like that . . .

“Remember the Elmo!” . . . OK, so that’s not really the famous cry of Sam Houston and the men as they defeated the enemy but it was something that came up as we were deciding on where to go first … Continue reading

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And so we begin . . . with a farewell

And so we begin . . . Project: Our Dad’s Flag.  We are now officially a Blue Service Star family as Dad’s formal mobilization starts following today’s farewell ceremony. We joined many other families and friends sending off their loved ones … Continue reading

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