My grandson, Lincoln, lettered on the Lakeville varsity trapshooting team when he was in middle school. He turns 16 in November, and is still learning responsible gun usage from his dad and from the competition. When he was in grade school, I often told stories in Lincoln’s class, and was pleased a few years back to be written into a school assignment:
“I honor the American flag for my country and its people. I honor the flag for the troops that died in war, the people who go to the moon, and those who make space ships. I honor the flag because then I am honoring veterans.