Letter to the editor: Celebrating the flag, again


November 19, 2021

After reading Jana Peterson’s column “Let’s return to one American flag for all” in the Oct. 29 Pine Knot, I want to say “thank you” for writing so well what has been on my mind lately. The last four or more years have been so full of flags — often not representing events or ideas I support — that I felt negativity when seeing the American flag.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about why that is and how I could somehow take back the flag for myself. I really don’t want whatever action I take to be just another move that causes more division. I was trying to find a way to put into words a way to express my patriotism with the flag without being put into a particular category.

After reading your article, I have decided to just simply fly the flag, buy the shirt, whatever I feel called to do and not worry what category I might get put in. I just want to exhibit patriotism, one that stands for all.

Maybe the flag is the best way to show it, and let the chips fall where they may.

Carrie Manty, Carlton


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