Ole Glory Coast to Coast June Challenge…A Favorite Place

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Ole Glory Coast to Coast June Challenge…A Favorite Place

This month’s challenge…Ole’Glory Coast to Coast-June ActiveRain Challenge...has been a fun one and I have a feeling that it also caused many of us to be more aware of the homes and public places around us that proudly display Ole Glory. 


When Larry and I returned to the Houston area, we discovered the Fallen Warrior Memorial…not far from where we walk at Kickerillo. 

The Memorial is dedicated to the more than 600 Texans who gave their lives in the war on terrorism…from the 9/11 attacks to the present. 


There is a park adjacent to the Memorial and we often walk through the park and to the Memorial to pay our respects. 

What I wish I could have picked up in a video are the names of the fallen announced in the background. It has a very spiritual feel to it.


There is also a separate Service Dog Memorial that reminds us of our furry friends who have played their part. 


Old Glory flies high from a pole in the esplanade as you approach the area. Around the Memorial are the flags from the different branches of the military. 




A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation’s flag,
sees not the flag, but the nation itself. Henry Ward Beecher.








This is my third and final entry in this month’s challenge. Thank you, Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho and Endre Barath, Jr. for hosting this.


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Comments (19)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. As a result of the challenge this month more attention was paid to displayed flags. This past weekend, one outside a post office drew my attention and commenced a slew of old memories. Unbelievable! Enjoy your day.

Jun 28, 2022 04:45 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I have become so much more aware of flags flying in Austin. Some are even in some unlikely places while other places there is not one and I don't know why! Love the quote you used....its what i think of when I see our flag...the nation! Great post on what you found in Houston...every City has something we should take time to visit and appreciate.....just like you and Larry did.

Jun 28, 2022 05:22 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is an amazing memorial and you definitely put together an outstanding post for the challenge!  Now I see why my posts never get featured, haha.

Jun 28, 2022 06:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... what a beautiful place. If I ever get to Houston again it's something I'd want to put on my list to visit.

Jun 28, 2022 06:23 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

What a great idea Kathy Streib . ND has a 911 memorial located inside The International Pease Garden. This is a wonderful Garden/Park located on the boarder of the USA and Canada. This memorial includes some of the remaining steel beams from the building.


Jun 28, 2022 06:46 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - that is a wonderful finale post.  There are memorials in many of our communities to this war on terror which came to our shores.  United We Stand.

Jun 28, 2022 06:58 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Beautifully done Kathy Streib  so many have given their lives for us 

Jun 28, 2022 08:24 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

As I have not been on here much I had not since the new "challenge" but I love it.  I will look forward to seeing everyone's posts especially if they are as good as yours.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Jun 28, 2022 10:44 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a beautiful tribute to the Fallen Warrior Memorial, and a wonderful visual tour. Your story and photos really bring the memorial, and Ole Glory, to life!


Jun 28, 2022 12:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wayne Martin isn't it wonderful how this challenge has opened our eyes to something that has been there for us all along. 

Dorie Dillard Austin TX I agree. We never would have gone to this Memorial but happened to drive by it. When Larry was geocaching, we discovered a lot of parks and areas we were unfamiliar with. 

Jun 28, 2022 01:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England that was sweet of you but it doesn't matter if your post gets featured...it gets seen and read!!!

Nina Hollander, Broker  You would really like the Service Dog Memorial. There are always wreaths in the area. 

Jun 28, 2022 01:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bob "RealMan" Timmo that really is special.  You should do a post on it. 

Grant Schneider United being the KEY word!!!!!

Jun 28, 2022 01:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah Williams Thank you!!!!  Hope all is well with you. 

Norma J. Elkins be sure to check out the July Challenge...right around the corner. 

Jun 28, 2022 01:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Jeff Dowler, CRS Thank you so much for your very kind words!!!!  I appreciate it. 

Jun 28, 2022 01:55 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy that is a beautiful memorial honoring our service men and women.

Jun 28, 2022 03:56 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

What a wonderful tribute to Ole Glory.  I really like the memorial to our Warrior Dogs.  That is a tribute that you rarely see.  It adds a nice touch to your post.  I really enjoyed reading it!

Jun 28, 2022 05:57 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Kathy Streib , our Flag flying at a Memorial seems to evoke unexpected emotions from anyone visiting.  Our four legged friend are seldom mentioned.  Nice to see.  Thank you Kathy for your participation.  m

Jun 29, 2022 11:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

This is an amazing entry into the Old Glory Coast to Coast Challenge, Kathy.  I especially like that top photo.

Jun 29, 2022 08:32 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

What a fitting tribute to our fallen heroes. I agree this challenge has made me more aware of Ole Glory flying high as I travel around as well.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!🇺🇸  

Jun 30, 2022 04:31 AM