For the July 4th holiday, Crestpark resident Charles Gossam wanted to do one thing–honor his father.
Edward Gossam, Charles’ father, was a Navy veteran who fought in World World II. Honorably discharged, Edward died in 1987.
“Whenever we had his funeral, he had a military-style funeral and they put a flag on his casket,” said Charles. “When the funeral was over they folded it up and gave it to me.”
For over 30 years Charles has kept the folded flag stored away and felt it would be appropriate to fly his flag this holiday in honor of his dad’s service to the country.
“I wanted to fly it at least one time in my life,” said Charles. “It’s something that I wanted to do and Crestpark allowed me to do it.”
The American flag was hung on July 3 and will be flown half-staff through July 4 to honor Edward Gossam.