On this upcoming Veterans' Day, it seems appropriate to share this family story of an incident that happened in the midst of World War I.
The boys of Sherman T. Meek (brother to grandmother, Emily Meek) decided to show their patriotism.
According to The Tribune newspaper, Hicksville, Ohio, of June 7, 1917:
"Kenneth, Horace, and John Meek, lads of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Meek, of Newville township, near Grange Corners, determined to not be behind on patriotism and have put up a pole and keep Old Glory bravely flying from its peak. They are small lads, yet they brought a pole from the woods and erected it. It is 41 feet from the ground to the top."