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Thanksgiving Thunderbird, AZ
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Thanksgiving Thunderbird, AZ 
Thanksgiving Thunderbird, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2016
Barrett
Hiking2.20 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour      2.20 mph
550 ft AEG
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I was almost at the summit when I spotted an empty Gatorade bottle and picked it up. A tall man in his 50's was coming down and offered to carry it out. Surprised, I thanked him.
"You're not the flag guy, are you?" he asked.
"I don't know what you mean".
"Someone took the flag down".
"I didn't put it up, and I didn't take it down. But you do know it's illegal to put that in a city park".
"I'm a 31 year veteran of the Phoenix Fire Department, I'll do whatever I want. I'm going to put a game camera up and find out who did it. And when I do I'm going to take a ball peen hammer to their teeth". His jaw clenched.
"And we'll see what the American legal system thinks of that", I replied, turning my back on him and walking away.
Maybe I should have brought up how disrespectful it is to fly our flag in the dark, in the rain, etc., instead of saying anything about the law. I don't think he would have heard a word. White people like him were a minority on the trail that day, and my guess is that the flag represents something to ward the others off. Somehow by beating his chest and grabbing a ball peen hammer he could repel the invaders who had taken his country from him.
The Thanksgiving holiday started with Abraham Lincoln after the Civil War as a way of reuniting a divided country.
Looks like it's an ongoing project.
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