Celebrating Freedom

Posted 7/8/2018

The festivities of the past week remind us of the cost of freedom. We gained our independence from Britain July 1776, but the Revolutionary War which began in 1775, raged for seven more years. 

    There were an estimated 17,000 American casualties (battle, disease, POW) and 24,000 British losses. How do we thank those who will run into battle to defend our Constitution’s promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? 

    The Barber Den has always acknowledged our customers who served in the military. Many have brought in pictures, plaques and stories of their time in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East conflicts. Recently, Phil rearranged many of those items on a wall and constructed a wooden wall hanging as a tribute to the military.

 

 

    Here are just a few individual pieces on display at The Barber Den.

 

 

"Let it be known that this United States Flag was flown in combat on board Marine EA-6B "Prowler" Buno 163400 on 25 March 2013 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan."

Presented by now USMC Major Robert Benda, one of a family of dedicated servicemen who are Barber Den customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear friend and customer Ronald Walker in an F-15 fighter jet. Ron flew an F4U Corsair in both Korea and Vietnam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug's dad, USAF MSgt Noah G. MacLean               The Barber Den's own Navy guy, Jan Westback