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U.S. flag a symbol of patriotism
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Recently an Emily gentleman wished that “Old Glory be loved and admired for ever”. One of the first things I learned from regular United States Army NCOs’ in my high school freshman year was how to salute the Flag of America and superior officers. Respect/ disrespect for the American flag starts at the top and it would be beneficial if we looked to the guy at the top and his opinion of the flag.


The following narrative is taken from a 2008 Sunday morning “Meet the Press program on which General Bill Ginn USAF (ret.) asked Barack Hussein Obama to explain why Obama doesn’t follow protocol when the National anthem is played and the flag is displayed.

I’m not making this up. Senator Obama replied:” As I’ve said about flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression… The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”

We should replace the war-like “bombs bursting in air” with” Muslim terrorist high-jacked commercial airliners crashing into sky-scrapers.”

Stephen A. Busch

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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