LETTER: Let's show flag its due respect

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

To the Editor:

I want to applaud The Sanford Herald for its July 5 edition posting the Carthage Independence Parade pictures. The picture on page A12 is showing the finest of our Armed forces carrying the flag in honor of our day of independence. The part of the picture that I am concerned about is the people watching it. No one is looking at or placing their hand over their heart when the flag was in view.

The older I get, the more I love the flag and the freedom it represents about our country. These men and women place their lives on the line for this flag. I salute the flag and the men and women who carry it ... .

Please, people, if you’re going to watch a parade, then participate in honoring the flag when it passes in front of you.

I’m just an old veteran who loves America and and the flag or our wonderful country, and it saddens me when we don’t notice the flag or pay honor to it.

David J. Ryser