As a retired sailor and soldier, Donald Corson Sr., of Newark Valley, N.Y., is “very grateful for the freedoms, liberties, opportunities and privileges this country offers and affords every citizen, and I proudly fly my flag every day for the entire world to see,” he shared on Legiontown.org in the Rally Around the Flag category.
As someone who has traveled the world, Corson, a member of American Legion Post 401 in New York, said nowhere has he “seen the beauty and opportunity to succeed or the benefits America offers ... I love the greatest country in the world, and I am proud and thankful to be part of it and able to fly the symbol that represents it.”
Corson added that he is proud of “our Founding Fathers and all of my fellow sailors, soldiers and airmen, past, present and future, who have, are and will, fight for and defend the greatest experiment in democracy ever launched. May America and the American dream live forever!”
The American Legion’s Rally Around the Flag campaign is to invigorate pride and respect for the U.S. flag. One way to support this is through the sharing of stories about what what the American flag means to people. These stories, and photos, are submitted on on Legiontown.org in the Rally Around the Flag category. Share your flag moment with us.