I was thinking he was there to adjust the flag as it was well below half mast. My binoculars revealed one of our firemen. The lanyards had been worked on earlier this Summer, it was slipping constantly.
He put the flag at full mast and walked back to his truck.
A signal! All is well, now, this morning.
When he reached the truck I spoke from the window “I hope it stays up for awhile”.
He agreed and said they were all going up. So I got ready to take a photo of the Swasey flag flying high. I had a post all set in my head. No jingoism expressed, just all about signals, and the here and now.
This morning, this day.
Don’t worry , I called and found out why.
Cut the lock, send a signal (all is well) because the flag has been down too long.