LET Where was the flag?

On Saturday evening, we attended the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chorale Concert at Century High School. For two hours the packed house enjoyed a large repertoire of fine music by the outstanding young men and women of the academy.

However, one thing was conspicuously missing from the presentation -- the flag of the United States of America. It was not on a stand on the stage, nor hanging from the ceiling, nor displayed on any of the auditorium's walls; it was nowhere to be seen.

Hopefully, this was just an oversight and not a deliberate omission. Perhaps we can blame it on school budget cuts, political correctness, or have we, as a nation, become so ashamed of our flag and what it stands for.

Not that many years ago, the flag was always displayed in public buildings and at public gatherings. We trust that the custom of public display of our flag will not erode away like the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance, the display of the Ten Commandments, and the words "under God."

Rod; and Boe Beistad



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