FIRTH â Ford and Carol Call have been flying a flag at their home for 12 to 13 years.
âIâve always liked a flag,â Call said. âI served in the Philippines and as part of the occupation forces in Japan during and after World War II.â
Call served in the U. S. Army.
âIn later years, I decided to put up a flag and a flag pole,â he said.
The pole is surplus from Utah Power and Light. To make it taller, Call welded some scrap pipe on the top. The pole stands 47-feet tall.
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq â Spc. Jeremiah Baird already knows what the Fourth of July will be like in his hometown of Dayton, Idaho.
âWe always have a parade in our little town,â he said.
Baird, a member of Golf Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, headquartered out of Idaho Falls, wonât be there to see the parade first-hand this year, but he might get to view the event anyway thanks to technology.
âOur house is right on the main road where they push the parade past. My parents will try to Skype me during the parade,â he said.