June 14 is observed as the ‘Flag Day’ in the United States. On this day in 1777, America adopted its flag. However, it is a kind of low-key celebration of which even die-hard flag lovers and patriots are not beware.
A Korean War veteran named Ball did not raise a new flag on that day in spite of having one in his garage. Rather, he passed the day idly with an old flag, which had been hanging for seven years in his porch. Ball, who considers flag as freedom, said that today’s most people were not aware of the true meaning of flag. It has no meaning to lots of people.
Ball joined the U.S. Marines at a very young age, studying in high school. During the Korean War in 1950, he went into active duty.
However, he harbored a critical attitude toward the recent overseas activities of the U.S. military. According to him, a lot of American soldiers died overseas, especially in Afghanistan and regions like that, for no solid reason.
Ball said that majority people had forgotten the true meanings of the flag, which are justice, purity, and valor.