This is the flag flying over the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor which serves to remind me of the the commitment that has been made by our military forces throughout history to secure our extraordinary freedoms. Uncle Les, your sacrifices in WW2 are etched in the memories of your family. Despite being captured at the Battle of the Bulge and being treated mercilessly, you made it home, retooled your life, became a lawyer, kept your family on course, and left a legacy of appreciation of the price of freedom. Freedom isn't free.
Of interest to some may be video of the ceremony of the surrender to the Allied Forces on The Missouri http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vcnH_kF1zXc&feature=player_embedded