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From the time the Chief, my sous-chef dish-washing mom and I moved to the country in the hills of middle Tennessee, we have wanted to fly an American flag on our property. As time went by we talked about it but never did anything about it. Until now.
Enter The DIY Outlet. Both The Chief and I like do-it-yourself projects. Even better, I like to dream up a DIY project and then he does it … you know what I mean?
From The DIY Outlet we ordered the 25″ flag pole kit with tailgating. They have lots of cool flag kits but the “tailgating” kit caught my eye because it allows us to place the pole in the ground in cement but then we can remove part of the pole and place in the “tailgating” attachment when we want to go portable. From their website they explain it like this: “This flag pole kit is great for international team solidarity, company tour, colleague camping, tailgate party, family outing or any other team expeditionary activities. It’s perfect to show your strong patriotic spirit, team spirit, brave and tough spirit everywhere in the world.”
We chose the corner of our shop outbuilding so that it can easily be seen from the road. The cool thing about this particular flag pole is that we can take it down and transport when ever we want to show our American pride at a family event, church picnic or even tailgating!
This is a high quality flag pole that certainly exceeded my expectations. And it does not have to be secured in concrete because it also has the tailgating attachment where you can actually just place it under the tire of your vehicle and it will stand firm with the flag flying its beautiful colors wherever you are.
We can’t take our eyes off of it. I can’t walk outside without my camera. There is something about flying the American flag that makes me feel special. It reminds me of my proud American heritage. Now more than ever, I am so grateful for the men and woman who have served our country to keep it a free nation.
I no longer need to wait for a special holiday to fly the American red-white-and blue. Now it floats as beautifully as an eagle in flight above our property proudly proclaiming the land of the free and the home of the brave.
My DIY husband is a Navy veteran and I can think of no better way of honoring his service than continually flying this flag. We have added a light so that it never sets on darkness.
If you aren’t flying the red-white-and-blue, why not? Now is the time and you can get a great deal at The DIYOutlet!
|The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics|
By Francis Scott Key 1814
Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
The DIY Outlet provided this flag kit in exchange for my blog post but the opinion of the product is my own.