Daddy's Flag LbNA # 14961 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||May 8 2005|
"DADDY" IS HOME!!! WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS LETTERBOX HAS NOW BEEN RETIRED. BRIAN IS SO TOUCHED BY ALL OF THE STAMPS AND NOTES THAT SO MANY THOUGHTFUL LETTERBOXERS LEFT FOR HIM AND BRYNN. THANK YOU! HE'S HOME...HE'S SAFE...THANK GOD!
Our son-in-law has been deployed to Iraq with his National Guard unit. His 4-1/2 year old daughter, our dear granddaughter, has always called the American Flag "Daddy's Flag". We decided to place our very first letterbox in honor of Brian's dedication and service to his country. Brynn misses her Daddy very much. So please, when you find Daddy's Flag letterbox, feel free to leave them your good wishes or a note of encouragement. It will make a nice remembrance for them.
This box will be removed once "Daddy" is home with his family, which includes our daughter and Brynn's 1-1/2 year old brother.
Directions: From 395 S or N take Exit 83. Turn Right onto Route 97 South, towards Taftville. Go 1.4 miles and turn Left onto Route 169 North. Notice signs for boat launch. Go .2 miles and turn Left to boat launch and proceed to parking area at bottom.
Walk back up the drive to the paved Bikeway Entrance on your Left. Walk under the power lines, past the first short set of fenceposts on your Left. Continue your walk around the left curve to the second set of fenceposts on your Left. Walk to the last fencepost (see Atlas Fence Co. sign on the post). This walk should take approximately 5 minutes...enjoy it, this is a lovely walking and biking path.
Continue for 17 paces (1 pace = 1 step) past the last fencepost and turn 90 degrees to your right with your back to the river. See a very tall tree and a large rock to the left with an arrow painted on it. Walk 10 paces away from the river, starting behind the rock with the arrow, to the evergreen tree. What you seek is behind the pine tree.
If there are joggers, walkers, skateboarders, etc. on the pathway, please walk a short distance away while stamping and try not to be observed when replacing the letterbox. Also, please replace the rocks and other camouflage when you have finished.
We have added pre-addressed/stamped post cards to this box. Feel free to take one and let our soldier know that you found the letterbox and thought of him.
Note: The drive down to the parking lot may be gated between Nov. 1 - April 1 to prevent people from using the boat launch, but you can park at the gate and walk to the Bikeway Entrance.