LAKE COUNTY – In a touching ceremony held last Thursday, June 30, an American flag which had flown in Afghanistan was presented to the local AMVETS post. Making the patriotic gesture was Sgt. F. F. C. Robert Maclean, who has just finished a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan and is about to return for another.
This special memorial is part of a program called “Flags in the Face of the Enemy.” To honor U. S. veterans with a tangible show of support, the Stars and Stripes is displayed in combat zones for exactly nine hours and 11 minutes (as a remembrance of the Sept. 11 tragedy) and then brought home and donated to an AMVETS post. Several such tributes have already been made throughout the country.