In John They Trust

“In the morning heat on a tropical island halfway across the world from the United States, several dark-skinned men – clad in what look to be U.S. Army uniforms – appear on a mound overlooking a bamboo-hut village. One reverently carries Old Glory, precisely folded to reveal only the stars. On the command of a bearded “drill sergeant,” the flag is raised on a pole hacked from a tall tree trunk. As the huge banner billows in the wind, hundreds of watching villagers clap and cheer.”

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