The Tear-Jerking Story Behind the World War II Flag Flying Proudly on the People's Convoy Lead Truck
It's old. It's slightly yellowed. It's wrinkled. It only has forty-eight stars. But the World War II flag fluttering proudly from the lead convoy truck driven by Mike Landis has a story that will have even the toughest trucker "chopping onions in his cab."
It all began earlier this week when a Texan drove to Oklahoma to meet the convoy. He found Mike Landis and said, "I've got something for ya." Reaching behind the seat of his truck, he produced an American flag folded in the distinctive triangle we all know so well from military funerals.
That's when Mike started "chopping onions."
"This flag," the trucker told Mike, "covered my grandfather's coffin when his remains were shipped back to the United States during World War II. He died serving in a tank battalion in Germany."
The family, who have chosen to remain anonymous, cherished the flag for over seventy years. But when they heard a People's Constitutional Convoy was forming, that wild hope of Freedom swelled in their souls and they knew it was time!
No event since World War II had come anywhere near Grandpa's sacrifice for Freedom. No event had captured his soul...until the People's Convoy. "It was the first thing that represented Freedom in their eyes," is how Mike tells the story.
That's when they knew it was time to unfold Grandpa's flag, rig another flagpole on Mike's truck and fly Old Glory proudly as the convoy drives "from sea to shining sea."
And when the People's Convoy is over, and they have won as I believe they will, the now tattered flag will be carefully folded, never touching the ground, and returned to its original family.
But until then, it's not just any ol' mass produced, synthetic "Made in China" stars-and-stripes leading the convoy. It's a finely sewn exquisite 48-starred flag made honorable by sacrifice, cherished with tears, consecrated by the blood of a patriot. Starting at 45:20 in this video, Convoy Leader Mike Landis, tells the whole story.
3/4/2022 01:30:20 pm
True patriots, something the slimy lefties will never understand.
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