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Flag Replacement: Sometimes individuals need reminders

Joe Hare applauds Cubs, other organizations for flag disposal; thinks more need to courteously remind those whose flags need replacing to do so.

By Joe Hare

As the issue of proper flag disposal has come up, I have had a thought. Sometimes when I think, it get me in trouble, so I hope this is not such an occasion.

It seems there are several people concerned with the proper disposal of flags, so it would be a good time to encourage everyone who flies a flag to insure that it is in good shape or replace it. As a veteran I do not mind asking a government agency or a private business, to replace or remove a worn or tattered flag.

At times I see flags which need replacing being flown by private individuals, which I wish were replaced, but I have no right to even ask someone to do that. If you are a friend of mine expect me to talk to you about it, so I would challenge everyone to look around and if you see a friend with a tattered flag, talk to them about replacing it.

I want anyone needing help with disposal of their flags to know that I will help. I saw where the Scouts do a program for flag disposal. That's an excellent community project which makes the county look better. It does a service for people who may need a little assistance - all at no public cost.

God Bless America
God Bless Our Flag

-Joe Hare

This story was posted on 2011-03-19 11:28:25
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