Rosemary Freeland-Crecelius: Old Glory a living symbol |

Rosemary Freeland-Crecelius: Old Glory a living symbol

Regarding all the brouhaha with our symbols of history being desecrated and monikers being changed due to political correctness, I have been concerned about our American flag protocol.

The language of the federal code (Public Law 94-344) makes it clear. Our flag is a living symbol. There are rules, guidelines, and etiquette for its use and display. It pains me to see it set afire, used as a club, painted black or with a red or blue stripe down the middle of it, and its colors altered to suit a particular faction or cause.

I don’t like seeing it displayed in the midst of our country’s present turmoil as a representative symbol of righteousness. I wonder if, in the fray, it could at least be possible to preserve some semblance of dignity. Our flag — the red, white, and blue — is now becoming a representative of the “Divided States of America.”

Freedom is fragile. Let’s protect and respect the symbol of all American lives.

Rosemary Freeland-Crecelius

Penn Valley

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