Old Glory and Katrina

July 04, 2006


Provided and copyright by: Bryan Hightower
Summary authors & editors: Bryan Hightower

Just two days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall and wreaked havoc along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, from Louisiana to Mississippi (August 29, 2005), I passed this once impressive mansion off Highway 90 in Gulfport, Mississippi. The owners had hung an American flag in what used to be the front door area of their home. Two volunteer firemen from New York were combing the area for any possible victims of the storm. Houses were marked with bright greens and oranges so that they could be seen by authorities from the road-side. These particular markings indicate that no bodies were found at this location. The flying of "Old Glory" shows the spirit of the American people, even in the face of a terrible tragedy.

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