Flag and anthem deserve more respect
I have watched over the years as it seems the American flag and "The Star-Spangled Banner," our national anthem, have been less and less honored as symbols of our democracy. I would like to see more American flags flying in support of our president-elect and a peaceful transition and hope for our country as it tries to recover from the Jan. 6 events in Washington, D.C.
More and more as I attend school events, parades and even sporting events, I see the crowd not saluting our flag and not singing our anthem. I fear that not all the younger generations even know the words to the anthem or how to respect our flag.
Are we, the so-called Silent Generation, the last who honor and respect these traditions? I am not ashamed to say that I was brought to tears watching the Capitol Building and the chambers of government being assaulted. It is time to speak up to protect our democracy before it is too late.
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