He Ripped It Off His Jacket!

We recently played a show at Buffalo Hollow in Petersburgh, Ohio.  We did our three song encore starting with Don Henley's "The Heart of the Matter". After the show a guy climbs up to the stage holding a embroidered patch of an American flag.

His name was Matthew and he proceeded to show me the spot on his jacket where he ripped off his patch (that he got from serving in the U.S. Army - jacket and patch) to give to me as a thank you for singing "Heart of the Matter". While he served, this was a song that meant a lot to him and still does. 

Hats off to the men and woman and their families who serve in the armed forces. Talk about real rock stars!

Oh! I noticed in this "selfie" the flag shows as backward. I thought, "Oh, oh, not good!" But....

Army Regulation 670-1..."states that when authorized for application to the proper uniform the American flag patch is to be worn, right or left shoulder, so that “the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward..."