Old Glory on Top of 11757 Katy Freeway Standing Proud!


Old Glory on Top of 11757 Katy Freeway Standing Proud!
Old Glory on Top of 11757 Katy Freeway Standing Proud! uploaded by Ed Schipul. All Rights Reserved.
Closing this with a photo of Old Glory. I grew up on Military bases as my Father started enlisted after high school. He served combat duty as a medic in Vietnam. He returned to the states and went on to medical school and reuped as a Dr. and Major, eventually retiring as a LTC Colonel. My Mom is also a retired Officer from the US Army Reserve Corp. I will never stop seeing the beauty of our flag. I will never forget stopping wherever you were on the base and getting out of my car to put my hand over my heart in the direction of the flag when they played taps at the end of the day. Every car stopped at Ft. Benning and we spent a moment remembering what it was all about and the sacrifices that these men and women were making for our freedom. Why do I mention this? Because without those sacrifices by so many I wouldn't have ever had the freedom to start a company and move into such a beautiful building. Because this beautiful flag is on the roof of our building it tells me the owners share our values. When I need to get grounded after being distracted from the day to day stresses of running a business, I leave my executive desk (which honestly is a bit over the top), I leave my amazing team that has occupied this safe and secure office for the last 8 years, and I go to the roof after work. Sometimes one of the partners or a member of our team join me and we sit on the roof staring at the sunset and listening to the flapping of Old Glory above us, drinking a Budweiser or St. Arnold's IPA. The American Flag, Old Glory said in the most respectful way, is what recharges me. She is beautiful day in and day out. Buildings obviously need security guards, safe parking with lighting for all of our employees, the nice bathrooms, easy access to the freeway, location, lower prices if possible, and a deli of course. Yet if for no other reason than this flag, this office space is for you if your heart is where mine is. She truly is beautiful.
Taken on: October 17, 2014
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II