This time last summer, many businesses were closed temporarily in response to the coronavirus pandemic. When the Way Public Library in Perrysburg, Ohio, was part of these closures in July 2020, the library’s Foundation Administrator Lisa Richard wanted to display the U.S. flag in the windows as a unified symbol that Americans were in this together. Richard reached out to the local American Legion Post 28 on how to properly display the flag.
“As all of us are in the war against this virus, why not rally around that great symbol, the flag?” wrote Joseph Stockner, adjutant of American Legion Post 28 in Perrysburg, on Legiontown.org. Post 28 donated six American flags and an Ohio one that Richard hung in the Way Public Library front windows.
The U.S. flags served as “a constant reminder that we are all in this together,” Stockner said.
Do you have a flag moment that you would like to share? The American Legion would like to hear from you about your flag moment for its Rally Around the Flag initiative. Share your story with a photo at Legiontown.org under the heading “Rally Around the Flag.” Or share on your social media channels and use the hashtag #rallyaroundtheflag.