I am a retired US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, and currently a high school teacher. One of my hobbies that I started before I retired from the US Navy was to have a US Flag flown (and documented) over military duty stations and command stations. I also have my flag raised in historic spots and sites of public interest.
For the last several years my wife and I have traveled through Arizona, southern New Mexico and Texas visiting our son and his family. We just returned and after another LONG road trip via the I-40 and I-25 through Arizona and New Mexico to visit my brother and my mom in Colorado Springs, CO. On this journey I had the opportunity to have my US flag flown over both Arizona and New Mexico State Capitals.
During the trip, we also stopped at Gallup, New Mexico to see the Cultural Center and then made the side trip to Window Rock. We did not stay long due to the afternoon rains, but I did get a picture of me holding my flag in front of the Navajo Nation Building. I'm very proud of having made the stop there. I recently wrote them a letter in hopes that they will consider flying my flag over the Navajo Nation Building and obtain a formal notice (a letter or document) stating the when and where the flag was flown.
I currently have three flags currently on adventures, one at the US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO. Another at the Colorado State Capitol in Denver and the third on is somewhere in Washington DC on a Marine Corps adventure.
I keep the records for my file, and I share them with students and fellow veterans. I want to encourage them to do the same and have their flags flown in locations both locally and throughout the nation.
I would like to receive recommendations from readers of where I can take my flag throughout Southern California to have them raise it up their flag pole or simply take a picture in front of the building.