Neatly Folded Flags
November 08, 2013
A neatly folded flag is displayed in a hand-made walnut frame in my office. It is the flag that draped the casket of World War II veteran Paul A. McAlpin of Selmer, Tennessee, who lived to the ripe old age of 92. I am proud to have custody of it for a while.
Paul was my uncle by virtue of his marriage to my grandfather’s sister, and so he was not a blood relative. But he was my favorite uncle....