Letters to the Editor

May 19, 2013

The American flag: Priceless

The cost of a flag? Well you see this flag has been paid for already.

The cost of a flag? Well you see this flag has been paid for already.

The value is not in dollars, but bought through bravery and mixed with the blood of our armed forces through the beaches of Normandy, the jungles of Vietnam, the rice paddies of Korea and those buried at sea. Those who died and were buried on foreign soil such as Germany, France, Italy, Bosnia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq; in the desert, in the water, on the mountains, and wherever they were called to fight for the freedom of others.

Let us not forget our own shores, like Pearl Harbor, New York City, Washington, D.C., and the farmland in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City and the most recent, Boston.

The cost of an American flag? What price can be put on freedom? Let every American stand up for this flag, and let people know we consider it a show of disloyalty to the United States and to the fighting troops when professors along with unruly crowds try to justify their actions and opinions of free speech by trampling her in the ground or setting it afire. A prized possession is this old flag.

BONNIE JOHNS GABBARD

Modesto

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