Written by Ted Seward, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Carrot-Top Industries, Inc. Ted shares what the U.S. flag and being an American means to him. You may submit your favorite American flag display photos and stories to qualify to win a flag set in June 2021 at: /one-country-one-flag
As part of our “One Country, One Flag” campaign, I wanted to tell you a little bit about me and what the American flag means to me. When I think about a flag, I think about the time that my dad was in the military. As a child, my dad served in the Army. I was an Army brat, as they like to call kids of Army service members. As a young child, we lived in Germany. Every single day, they would play “Taps” to bring down the flag at five o'clock. I would go with my friends and stand on the hill to salute the flag and say goodnight to the flag. After that, there would be a parade of cannons that would go off. There would be a bugle, and they would lower the flag that was there on the base.
My dad, of course, has since retired. But, I grew up with that, being on a military base. So for me, the flag means freedom. It means peace. It means independence. It also means a lot of other things. I have life-long friends that bring back great memories every time I fly the flag. And, I am just happy to be a part of this continued tradition.
As we think about this in our country today - flying a flag, and what it means - we also want to be able to be retrospective of all the things that make having a flag in America mean something. At Carrot-Top Industries, we always want to hear what the American flag means to you. Please continue to share your U.S. flag photos and stories whether it is part of our current “One Country. One Flag” campaign or in the future. We love to hear your personal stories about the flags you fly proudly.