The Las Animas VFW Auxiliary #2411 is proud to present a “Patriotic Citizen Award” to Hat and Spur Hardware Store for displaying the American flag in their window along with a flag, “Don’t Tread on Me.” The store is owned by Rod and Susan Coulter.

When asked why they flag their flag, their son Tyler said, “We believe what it stands for – FREEDOM.”  Rod said, “It’s America – it flies for the veterans that fight for our freedom and for those that lost their lives – people take things for granted, and the flag reminds them of their freedom.” Susan said, “We fly it because we love our country, and it shows honor and respect.” 

Thanks for the Coulter’s and their employees for taking time out of their busy schedule to take a picture. We are proud of you! Please let us know of others that fly their flag daily – there is always a great story behind their patriotic efforts. We hope that this recognition will encourage others to fly their flags more often. God Bless America and God Bless our Veterans!