The US flag flies again over Detroit’s G.A.R. Building.
Sean, Tom and I were fortunate to have a great group join us this past weekend following Detroit’s Veteran’s Day Parade. More than 100 people gathered for the first flag raising at the G.A.R. in almost half a century. People came from across the state, across the country and even as far away as Japan (OK, they were in town for something else but they did stop by for the flag raising).We held a small ceremony including words from Civil War Historian Bruce Butgereit and his wife, Marcia and an awesome rendition of the National Anthem by Detroit-born but LA-based Michelle Penn. It was a great way to honor the “Boys in Blue” at the doorstep of the G.A.R.The flag raising itself was done by 4 members of Cass Tech’s ROTC squad and Color Guards were provided by both active military and Civil War reenactors alike. We were even treated to a 21 musket salute by those in Civil War period clothing.Special Mindfield thanks to Michelle Penn for joining us back here in her hometown, Bruce Butgereit for helping us “keep it real” and Mindfield’s own Matt Reznik for making so much happen. We 3 consider ourselves fortunate to be part of such a talented team.