A young woman from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio named Dakotah added one request to her Christmas wish-list that would take any Marine father out of his comfort zone. This year Dakotah asked for a Gay Pride flag. After 20 years of service, her retired Marine father answered this request with the following message:
Merry Christmas Dakotah,
When I saw that a Gay Pride flag was on your list, at first I thought it was an odd request. But after thinking about it, I think I know why.
I reckon that you feel everyone else in the family, except grandma, has a flag that represents something we were/are a part of. I have the Marine Corps, grandpa and mom have the Navy, and Darr has the Army. So it makes sense that you would want a flag to represent something you are a part of.
I present you with this flag, to display how you would like. In the spring, when I hang the flags up, I would be proud to hang yours up.
Love you, Dad