A Golden Age for the Red, White, and Blue

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As I write this post, Flag Day is in the rearview mirror, and Independence Day is just around the corner. And that means stores all over town are full of American flags, red, white, and blue bunting, and other patriotic merchandise. Around July 5, however, much of that merchandise will be marked down to half price; by the next week, it’ll be gone, replaced by school backpacks—or maybe Christmas decorations.

What’s the connection with Eagle courts of honor? Although the colors of Boy Scouting are red and green, most troops use a red-white-and-blue theme for their Eagle courts of honor. After all, what could be more American than Mom, apple pie, and Eagle Scouts?

So if you have a court of honor coming up soon, now’s the time to show for balloons, bunting, tablecloths, and other decorating items. Wait too long, and you may be stuck with Santa Clauses instead.

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