Flag Day in Washington, D.C.
John Knox is holding an American flag to celebrate Flag Day. He's standing straight and being very patriotic. He looks like a President. He's waiting for someone to come along who has something to say about the parade he is waiting for. He is near his car, but he wants to march in the parade.
He's in Washington D.C. in the 1930's. That's when the Depression started. His expression doesn't "sound too good", but it may be because people are shouting and he can't understand them. He doesn't think they are shouting at him.
There are lots of cars around and their horns are beeping. People are singing "Amazing Grace" while they stand in front of the tall buildings. The band is playing "Toot, Toot, Toot." He's holding himself very tall and straight, and looks kind of mean. With his hand on his hip, he looks like he is thinking "Where are all the people I'm supposed to boss around." He's not happy, mad or sad – he's just posing for pictures.
The people will sing the Star Spangled Banner and say the Pledge of Allegiance. After he marches in the parade, he will take the flag home and then he'll give it to a company. He is wishing that the world would be good, and there would be peace. He's wishing for happiness because he's decided what he is going to do but he isn't happy about it. He wants to go home and go to sleep because he is tired. He won't even stop to take a shower.
When he gets home, he isn't going to do any math problems. He is just going to wait for something good to happen. All the people from the parade that he invited home will come to his house to see it, but all they will get is a piece of bread apiece and some water.
Created at LifeCare-Athens TN Secure Alzheimer's Unit, May 2013