Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Respecting America

I enjoyed celebrating the Independence Day holiday with my family yesterday. We make an annual pilgrimage to our town's local parade, which isn't too difficult, because it runs down the main drag for a mile, and a prime spot on the parade route is about half a mile from our house.

It amazes me every year to see many parade attendees remain sitting on their butts when the American Flag goes by. In 2002, almost everyone stood. By my very unscientific method of observation, the number of people standing for the flag has seemed to decrease each year since then.

Whatever one's disposition toward the current administration or the prosecution of the current war effort, what is wrong with showing proper respect to the symbol of our nation? What are these people saying by their failure to show adequate respect?

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