Margaret Renkl: “This Fourth of July weekend, my husband and I have hung up an American flag again for the first time in years”

From a New York Times column by Margaret Renkl headlined “The American Flag Belongs to Me, Too, and This Year I’m Taking It Back”:

NASHVILLE — We bought our house from a military veteran who hauled his flag out on every officially patriotic occasion. It hung from a flag mount embedded in the bark of a maple tree, and during our first years in the house we followed suit, at least on the Fourth of July.