There are signs all around us each and every day. The signs that I have posted on this “Sign, Sign …Everywhere a Sign” blog have been mostly signs about the history of our community. The sign that I am posting today is a little different. The signs of US flags flown at half-mast are everywhere around the city of Columbus. The one pictured here is at the Chick-fil-A on highway US 80. I was struck by a feeling of sadness on Saturday when I was out and about running errands and saw this flag as well as others around town flown at half mast. I looked up the meaning of half-mast. “the position of a flag that is being flown some way below the top of its staff as a mark of respect for a person who has died.”
In this case, the respect is for the five brave policemen who were murdered in Dallas on Thursday night by a loan sniper. What a tragic day for our country and each and every citizen therein when someone loses his life by simply going to work and doing his job. Certainly, America has lost five of its finest and best. These flags also remind us of someone who was a husband, father, son, brother, friend. I support and appreciate the hard work that our local policemen do for us as well as those all around our country. This blog post will have to suffice as my own “flag” flown at half-mast to show my respect for the five Dallas policemen who we lost last week as well as law enforcement everywhere. Signs are all around us, and unfortunately, they are not always the ones that we want to see.