Red, White, and Blue

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Red, White, and Blue
Red, White, and Blue
The American flag consists of thirteen equal horizontal red and white stripes, alternating of red and white. The red represents valor and bravery, the white represents purity and innocence and the blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice. The flag bares fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, which became the first states of the United States of America.
This flag was flown in the Northeast Kunar province of Afghanistan, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wright in 2013, which overlooked the city of Asadabad. The flag flew over the Kunar River, which flows North to South in the Kunar Valley. On the East side of the valley was the Pakistani Hindu Kush mountain range. On the West side of the valley overlooked the majestic mountains of Afghanistan. Over time, either this American flag or its brother witnessed American Soldiers and their counter parts consistently moving forward with the any given mission. It flew in all weather conditions, day and night, 24/7, and it witnessed small arms fire sprayed at the FOB, rockets and mortars aimed and fired directly at our buildings, it shed tears over the blood and the loss of our fallen brothers and sisters. However, at the end of the day or the current mission, it remained flying representing the strong bond of the living Soldiers ready to fight the next fight. For God, Country, and Glory, ultimately preserving freedom for all Americans.
1LT Howey
FOB Wright Mayor, 2013
Donated by Howey