Yesterday I posted a picture of me back in 1989 while stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and serving in the Army. While the pic looks like I’m at some southern pride rally the truth is we were acting as the OPFOR (Opposing Forces) for a training excercise. We needed a bright coloured flag to mark our position at our headquarters hence the stars and bars. Another group used old glory for their flag.
Me personally, I think the flag is part of history. I know to some its a symbol of haterd and racism but then the swastika was originally a symbol of peace but because of Hitler its now a symbol of hate. What about the hammer and cycle of the former U.S.S.R ? Stalin killed hundreds of thousands of people and what about the rising sun flag of the Imperial military forces of Japan, I’m prettyy sure the people of China did’nt like that flag in the late 30’s to mid 40’s. And latest the black flag of ISIS I don’t think too many people will be collecting that flag.
Lets not forget while people associate the Stars and Bars with slavery and hatred there were slaves long before the civil war like 90-100 years before the war, what if the south had used a pink flag with a bunny on it? pretty silly, isn’t it?. 🙂
Have a great weekend… Ed
And to brighten things up a bit, my Flower Friday pic for this week from yesterday in Oklahoma.