(Hannibal, Mo)— A flag flown on July 4th over a strategic U.S. military base near the Horn of Africa now has a new home in Hannibal.

Captain Brad Grimm of the Texas National Guard recently completed a tour of duty in Djibouti, Africa as part of a combined joint task force protection group stationed in Camp Lemmonier. Grimm and his family were in Hannibal recently visiting his parents, Larry and Ruby Grimm. Last Sunday, Captain Grimm presented the flag and a certificate of appreciation to Pastor Haffner and the congregation of Hannibal’s Riverview Nazarene Church, a token of his appreciation for the church’s ongoing prayers and support of him and his fellow troops.

Captain Grimm's specialty is Military Intelligence. He lends his thoughts on Veterans Day..

Both Hannibal and Quincy held parades yesterday in honor of our veterans. Quincy’s parade featured the flyover of a B-25 Bomber from the World War II era.