There is nothing more solemn than the folding of the flag during the funeral of a fallen soldier. Each of the 13 folds has meaning and words that accompany it. It must not be hurried, it cannot be taken lightly.
The only way Modesto, or any other Valley city, is going to reach the state’s water-reduction goals is by getting tough. It’s a sad fact, but without enforcement many people and entities will ignore the rules for watering lawns and landscaping.