The Tattered Flag

Sometimes when I look up from work, I notice things in my own neighborhood that I never saw before.

At the neighborhood school, practically next door to me, the American flag hangs from the pole in tatters. The wind has torn it into several flapping pieces. The school never lowers the flag, leaves it out night and day, in all sorts of weather.

When I went to elementary school, the flag was lowered at the end of each school day, folded correctly according to flag etiquette (usually by Boy Scouts), and stored in a special locker until it was run up the pole the next day–unless there was foul weather.

Am I surprised that a public school today would show such flagrant disrespect to America’s flag?

Absolutely not one freakin’ bit!

4 comments on “The Tattered Flag

  1. In our sad and sorry day, there is no respect even for the Almighty, no respect for our fellow human beings, our nation or neighborhoods. In other words, II Timothy chapter 3 is unfolding before our eyes. By these words and the display of the enactment of them, we know we are living
    in the last days of this present age, and it will grow worse and worse
    until the day of the Lord when all unrighteousness will be judged and correction made. Until that happens, we need to look up for our redemption draws nearer by the day; that is for all who are children of the Most High.

    1. For those who don’t read the Bible, here are the verses Erlene is referring to.
      This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God: having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
      For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diverse lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth… But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men…
      II Timothy 3:1-9

  2. What a shame! When my wife and I were growing up, we were taught to love GOD and AMERICA, and to have RESPECT! Things have certainly changed! Peace, Joy and Love. EVO and OVE.

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