Kathleen Bennett, Fargo, Published April 24 2012
Flag display a great reminderWhat a very wonderful letter on Saturday’s (April 21) front-page Forum about the Navy veteran flying the U.S. flag. Thank you for serving your country.
My husband (before we were married) served with the Army (Vietnam), then the National Guard in the late 1970s (married then), and in 1983 he/we (as a family) joined the Air Force and served our country in Michigan, the Netherlands, Grand Forks AFB and San Antonio, Texas. Retired Air Force, 17 years, and about a total of 24 years all combined.
What a great thing to do – fly the flag on special occasions and most every day – barring terrible windy or stormy conditions; then we take ours down. No need to have a huge flagpole in your yard, just one attached to the side of the house or a very small one to put in your grass. Never have the flag touch the ground. If flown at night, light it up. But please remember, do not fly a torn flag. I know the VFW/American Legion and even the Boy Scouts will take it and burn it properly.
God bless the good old USA and thank a veteran.