Flossie heard about a storm heading to eastern North Carolina later this week, so she asked me to take her into the visitor center yard earlier instead of waiting until Friday. She wanted time to contemplate the United States flag and remember all the men and women who have sacrificed for our country in many ways through the years. She is a very patriotic sort of fairy and they are hard to find these days. You may notice that our flags fly near some historic markers about Bath – one has been in town since 1962 and the other since 1970. Happy Independence Day, everyone!