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This is the last straw. I have posted on this web site two other stories about the flags, one an American (click here) and the other an MIA flag (click here). These two flags have been in this condition a long time. The reason I started talking about the flags is that I was simply siock and tired of those responsible for them to just forget about them! These flags were not torn apart by the storm we had which is what they will try to0 tell you but don't believe it! I really can't say about the one just East of my house because we usually go West when we leave. The only reason we saw it now was when CTC took over the bus lines they moved the bus stop up to Park BAnk and we had to start walking up passed the flag every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. So it may have been the storm, I can't say but I doubt it, There are I think 20 flags in the Village and most of them seem ok.   

Anyway I had noticed it a few days ago and meant to add it to the growing list of flag problems but this morning I saw that it had fallen. A tear came to my eyes as I passed it. After I returned home from helping my wife to the bus I got my camera and took the following pictures:

   I have expressed to them on this website that if they cannot take proper care of these flags they should at least remove them until such time as someone more responsible can take charge.

   But they really do not have a very good record when it comes to what the citizens want. I decided that since they are so irresponsible to begin with that I would dispose of the flag myself. According to my research the proper way is defined in US Flag Code. TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 1 > Sec. 8(k). It states: "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning" I thought that was the case but my military training was a long time ago and I needed to refresh my memory. I have a number of veterans who are dear friends of mine and I am going to try to get them to come to the ceremony when we properly dispose of this flag with great dignity and respect. I will post this event a day or so before it happens in case anyone who is reading this would care to join in.

   I would have removed them myself had I been able to but the last time I climbed a latter was last fall and I fell backwards off the darn thing, landed on my back and knoced myself cold! I have a balancing problem which I believe comes with age. I can still lean down, pick it up, not without a tear, and put in in a proper place until I can properly destroy it.


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