My America: Delivery Man Fixes American Flag

My America: Delivery Man Fixes American Flag

My America:  Delivery Man Fixes American Flag

There are about 327 million people living in America. Every day, those people do things that make America, America. This includes the delivery man who stopped to re-arrange pillows to make the flag appear correctly.

We hear about the criminals, we hear the angry people, and we are assaulted 24/7/365 with those noxious people from Washington, D.C.. Every day, there are people who do small acts that make America the country we love. We don’t mostly hear or see them. The person who does the act does it because it is part of his/her American DNA. This makes America the country I love. That is my America.

An Ohio woman named Jackie Szabo caught this act on her door cam. A Fedex delivery man dropped off her package, and then he noticed something. Jackie had two pillows on her porch settee: one, red and white striped and one, white stars on a blue field. The stripes were before the stars. The delivery man moved them to the correct order before going on his way.

Here is the video:

Notice that the delivery man doesn’t toss the package from the driveway. That’s huge. Then, he stops and fixes the pillows. The white stars on the blue field goes first and the red and white striped pillow goes second. That pulls on my heartstrings.

In case you don’t know, there are rules for the proper display of the flag. This also goes for any representation of the flag (two pillows). I am going to rely on The Old Farmer’s Almanac, because old farmers are nearly always right. For proper presentation:

When the flag is hung vertically on a wall, window, or door, the Union (blue section) should be to the observer’s left. When the flag is hung either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the Union should be to the observer’s left.

Mrs. Szabo really appreciated the gesture of the delivery man. Her son is a veteran and is Airborne (AATW). Although if I were Mrs. Szabo, I might get prepared to have a knife hand thrown at me for improperly displaying those pillows.

That too, is my America.

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  • Joe in PNG says:

    My belief is that America is not mostly made up of spoiled, safe space dwelling millennial who get traumatized because you didn’t use their preferred pronouns, nor of Che-wannabe radicals- or any other group of nuts and freaks that the Media holds up for the purpose of generating clicks.
    Because the Media is so into freak shows and outrage porn and outright propaganda to (hopefully) generate a bandwagon effect, we tend to get a lot of noise, and it’s easy to thing that the noise is the signal.

    The Media today has become The Jerry Springer Show, but only with less class.

  • Wang Wei Lin says:

    The deliveryman demonstrated the very essence of a civilized citizen. There are few remaining of his calibre. The US is de-civilizing as there a not enough civilized moral citizens to maintain and pass on American culture. For the moment we are in the historically sweet spot between anarchy and tyranny, but for how much longer?

  • Charles N. Steele says:

    Our normally-friendly dog has s conniption over our UPS man. This never rattles him — he’s always cheery, careful w the packages, and gives us a dog biscuit. If we’re not home we’ll find a package placed carefully on the porch with a dog biscuit on top.

    Most people I encounter are pretty decent. The internet concentrates the weirdos, and their are certain locales to which they flock (e.g. Washington DC and university towns), but in much of the country people remain normal.

  • GWB says:

    A tangential British opinion:
    Were those pillows or “cushions”?

  • TLlano says:

    Guy is former military, no doubt.

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