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Letter: Torn, tattered flags ought to be retired

Torn, tattered flags ought to be retired

As I drive around Western New York, I am very concerned about the way our American flag is displayed.

Our flag is flown many places for various holidays – homes, area businesses, police and fire stations, even restaurants and bars. Many times I come upon flags that are faded, torn and tattered beyond respectable condition. It is, in fact, a poor display of patriotism toward the thousands of service men and women who have fought for the freedom to display this flag. Please, fly our flag properly.

Most VFW and American Legion Posts will retire torn, tattered and faded flags properly. I just ask for us to fly our flag proudly and honorably.

Marilyn A. Maul

Hamburg