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And almost every major moment in US history there's been one constant presence.
In trying -- for tragedy the American flag is followed everywhere from the move to historic battle sites around the world.
A symbol of pride in perseverance I spoke with someone earlier this week -- -- -- scholar of the star spangled banner.
Martha LaGuardia -- tight author of my name is old glory and captain selected the Coast Guard reserve.
But discussed her interesting -- welcome the symbolism of the stars and stripes and what our flag is so important to our nation's history.
Our flag is is our national treasure and it's something that unites all of -- no matter where we are in the world for its power and it's presents its strength.
In times of war and times of conflict or protests or in times of peace.
And it's something that people can relate to even at a baseball game.
And sent purpose of this book is to share that story with anyone of any age where they're veteran or not.
And the poem itself that the foundation of the -- is based upon was written by a World War II marine.
And it's -- around the world at retirement and patriotic ceremonies -- flag is gifted -- formally presented to member.
And I think sometimes people forget how much symbolism is actually built into the physical structure the flag -- messages that can remind us every time we see one.
Yes yes and there's a little bit of that in the book as well -- and it's filled with iconic photographs of Wear our flag instead as you -- on the move you know for.
In an eagle when you -- sailing into New York Harbor tomorrow as part of the war of 1812 and up -- tributes it's a wonderful wonderful.
-- thing to remember and to think about and learn a little bit more about as well as this book offers.
Anderson and sites that people will get some history of the flag against the stories about the flag.
Some stories about the flag some reflections from people around the country and what it means to them one of my academy classmates -- -- talks about how.
At eight FC -- at the age of eight.
He was his father's honor guard any talks that -- important that is I have another Vietnam veteran talking about the flag.
And then people in Joplin share their photos and their tributes to even in times of disaster.
The flag had a presence -- had a strength that unified everybody.
I think so much of 9/11 here in new York and also where I'm based in Washington the Pentagon in just how much the flags.
That survived those attacks and in so many of them in the days following the attacks.
Many more of us -- our flags out then we had just a day before in September 10 pick.
Exactly and that photo that so famous for being raised during the 9/11 -- -- my Tom Franklin was gifted to this book.
And it's just a tribute to how people really believe.
In what this looks messages and I hope more people get to to read it and understand it.
And I also have another book called changing the rules of engagement inspiring stories of courage and leadership from women in the military a tribute to seventeen but to all women.
Seventeen in particular profile for their service breaking down various crashing through the ceiling.
An opening -- missions that were previously prohibited from the 1970s to today.
Two wonderful -- and certainly stories that you yourself have lived as well thank you for sharing them with us thank you.
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