Step into the shadow of the lowering flag. Pray that it goes up again tomorrow and that those who claim it, honor it, not with empty words and ceremony but by pursuing happiness, all the while honoring everyone else’s right to that pursuit, even when they root for the Yankees.

Photo of the flag of the United States of America being lowered at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland
after the Yankees scored four runs in the top of the ninth to beat the Orioles 10 to 7.
Photo and text copyright 2019 by Danny N. Schweers.

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