The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

The American Flag We Hold So Dear!

by Dessa Rodeffer Quill Publisher/Owner

13 June 2007

I hope you read the story by Jennifer Sparrow of Lomax that begins on the front page. It's about Jean Carnes' reflections on the raising of our U.S. flag over Iwo Jima.

She tells what it means to her and those who honored it.

I ran into some of the Patriot motorcycle bikers from the Good Hope-Macomb area Tuesday evening enjoying food at Jo Jo's Korner in Stronghurst. A man from Biggsville and his mother from Peoria were discussing about the importance of patriotism and so thankful in our area, that most are true Patriots and honor our flag and those who serve our country... " Fly your flag! "