Sunday, June 28, 2009

Teaching kids how not to respect our flag

Auburn North Public School and their flag.

It's tattered, battered, faded and torn.  It looks like it was run up the flag pole a decade ago and forgotten about.

Is this how we teach our kids to respect our flag?

By contrast, here's a flag being flown from a fire truck.  It's fresh, clean and undamaged.  I bet the difference is that the fire fighters paid for this flag out of their own pockets, and they look after it because they respect it.  By contrast, the school was probably given the flag and told to put it up.  

If Auburn North don't want to fly our flag properly, I'd prefer they take it down and leave it down.  Better to not fly it at all instead of disrespecting it through neglect.

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