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Celebrating the flag

June 26, 2012
Daily Press


Our town celebrated Flag Day with splendor. Local talent paid tribute at a veterans' fundraiser at Danforth Place, along with the City Band concert and flag honoring ceremony at Ludington Park. Any officials from out of town had to be impressed. How often do you see such tribute in one small town, by so many of its citizens? And how often do you see such talent?

Our media networks are so controlled by the sale of products, called "commercials," these events get lost or overlooked in the shuffle. A class on Flag Day, its meaning and history, could be offered in our schools to educate our young future citizens. They could be learning about it rather than disputing about it. A patriotic speech by the President would be welcome.

Hopefully, it was observed everywhere in America, like it was here. It will be up to our small towns to keep such traditions alive and meaningful to everyone. We can be thankful we have the time and talent to honor such times and also show the sense of pride badly needed today. The great 4th of July is coming and we will be ready with our song and flag.

Mary Snyder

Ford River



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