Flag Dilemma

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    Veterans, families of KIA torn over flag proposal - Yahoo! News

    What a sad thing this is. I see both sides have a point. But...would I be able to vote for against? Oh man. That would be hard to do.

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    I guess I'll pee in the pool.

    As painful as it is for Mr. Lutz' loss of his son, it does not give him the right to force a banner down the throats of the rest of us. If it is a genuine grass roots movement, that's one thing. But to lobby state and federal legislators to make it official is something else.

    I mean no disrespect to the memory of his son or that of any other who has fallen in battle.

    The American flag is good enough just the way it is. No need for Congress to force a special banner.

    Grief is an individual thing. Each person has his or her own way to express grief and it should remain that way. A buddy of mine was an Apache pilot. At his funeral, we placed a six-pack of hefeweizen in his casket because we knew that he would have wanted it that way. Doesn't mean that it's appropriate to put a six pack of German beer every time an aviator is buried.
     

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