Long May She Wave

I found this WWI sachet tucked between a few dozen other folded things today.
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I was sifting through a box of family heirloom linens and crocheted items today, and I found this sachet tucked between a few dozen other folded things.

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A quick text to my grandma revealed that my great grandfather, Verlin Francis Curry, bought the sachet in France (presumably made by US hands) during World War I and sent it home to my great grandmother.

My breath catches a little when I think of my great-grand in WWI -- or my grandpa in WWII -- sending letters and gifts home, not knowing if he would return from fighting a war so that flag could remain standing.

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