To celebrate America, drive by the Home of the Brave

By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief

Sun Herald politics editor Paul Hampton calls it the “Home of the Brave,” and just look at it in the picture at the top of this quality Fourth of July post.

In the land of the free, someone years ago painted their Mississippi home red, white and blue and added flags, inspirational words and other reminders of patriotism, all in honor of America.

It’s a small home that pays a big tribute to the United States.

Check it our for yourself on this day or any other day.

The home is on the east side of 13th Avenue in Gulfport and it’s south of Pass Road and the Gulfport Little Theatre.  The house is the place where every day is Independence Day.

Happy birthday, y’all.

 

 

 

 

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Know a home more patriotic than this?

By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief

I’ve never seen a home more patriotic than the one just a few blocks west of our house in Gulfport.

I call it “Merica.” Sun Herald writer Paul Hampton calls it “Home of the Brave.”

That name is far better than mine.

The red, white and blue house is on 13th Avenue south of the Gulfport Little Theatre, which is south of Pass Road, and it looks this way year-round.

It has an All-American driveway, signage, star and stripes and decorated statues with inspirational slogans.  The mailbox and trash can are  also red, white and blue. I’m surprised the grass isn’t red, white and blue.

Every day there looks like a celebration of America’s birthday.

 

 

 

 

I think you have to be brave to even consider knocking on the door of the house. Maybe the owners are private people and would consider a friendly stranger a nuisance.

If the owners are sociable folks, it would be a great idea for them to charge admission and give people a tour of the exterior as well as the interior.

Perhaps they have a red, white and blue TV that plays 24-7 and 365  a colorized version of the 1942 James Cagney film “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” I would pay admission to find out.

 

 

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