When Sternberg International,
an Indiana-based trucking company was unable to find a flag to fly after the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, an employee offered a gift from her past. The
company now flies the flag which draped employee Vicki Trible's husband's
coffin in 1969.
Vicki Trible was 20 years
old when her husband died in an ambush in Vietnam. She had been saving the
flag, presented to her at the funeral, to pass on to her son Keith, but Keith
had died in a motorcycle accident in 1987.
"I thought long
and hard about it," Trible told the Evansville Courier & Press. "There
was no one left to pass it along to." So Trible unpacked the flag, took
it to Sternberg and proudly said, "Let's fly it."