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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 8A HRRALDZmTUNG Tliesday May 27 2003 WAVE 1A Memorial Day is just habit My dads a part of the VFW Ive always helped put up Stewart said Comal County Veterans Service Officer Michaelle Davis a Air Force vet eran considers it her duty to help put up the flags on a day set aside to rememher the sacrifices of men and women who have served in the armed forces Its to honor the veterans that have Davis said She also said it was fun Pointing to her 11 yearold son Mason she said a project like this gets she and her children out of the house to work togeth er on something of value I do this every year with VFW 11050 and with Post 35 Its just being patriot Juan Tristan He served in the Army in Vietnam 196869 with the 22nd Engineers Konkel said the project could trace its beginnings to the early 1960s when some businesspeople got together and created a flag commit tee Each business owner was charged to display the flags The idea did not catch on The bank owning the note on the flags was preparing to sell them so Post 35 bought the 185 flags for the price of the debt Theyve been dis played on every flagflying day since then Konkel said Over the years some of the flags have been stolen Konkel said Now there are just 135 That bothered Konkel It also irked him that at ath letic events people dont hon or the flag When I see people scratch ing at football games when they re supposed to be respect ing the flag thats enough to make a veterans blood he said When his country was at war in Korea Were proud of that Konkol said Every casket that comes back bearing someone killed in a war comes back draped in the flag that a serviceman has sacri ficed himself photos by DAVID Above Taylor Davis is careful not to let Old Glory touch the ground while helping American Legion Post 35 members place flags Monday morning around Main Plaza for Memorial Day Left Garrett Barb struggles to get a flag pole into a holder that is as tall as he is Barb and other children helped put up the flags Below Veteran Sonia Parrish hands American flags off of a trailer to fellow members of American Legion Post 35 Parrish along with Mason Davis Dexter Parrish and Garrett Barb were putting the flags up around Main Plaza Right Legion Post 35 Commander Cecil Konkel places one of dozens of American flags around the Plaza Monday morning Want a tough tractor thats easy to manage With saving like these nows the time to discovert Nothing runs IBSRl w me nest TEST DRIVE Add uuf tasyun tiui save Kven more MUSTANG EQUIPMENT 3540 N LOOP 1604 EAST SAN ANTONIO TX 78247 buy Juno Uui yw Iftcttf WO yog buy or Otttt tfcoujh July J 200 wlnl Vtaich July J 2HQ to ippgytH Jota Owl drift Inmkwnt HM Nt HUM ptymtm 0 WB it lor 30 wdy ind u IB ilutMwUburwi Opportuntty Urxfcr
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