SYRACUSE -- When it comes to learning about the American flag, textbooks are good, but real-life service members are even better.
On Oct. 11, five Airmen from Hill Air Force Base's 367th Training Support Squadron taught a group of fifth-graders from Bluff Ridge Elementary School in Syracuse all they know about the flag they fight for.
As I drive with my wife to grab a bite to eat I reminisce about the "good old days" with her. I often get the stare from her because I rant and rave about how girls' shorts are too short and boys' hair is too long nowadays. In her playful way, she tells me that I'm getting old and need to understand the change in the culture of today's youth. She also reminds me that when I was a teenager bent on rebelling against anything my parents said that I too had long hair and a counter-culture attitude. To my defense, it was the '80s and the long hair turned into male pattern baldness soon enough.