To the Readers' Forum:
As a Korean veteran, I have a mission to give American flags to local establishments. It has been my desire to see more of our flag displayed in Jamestown, the All-American City.
I served my country and feel proud to have done so. Remembering all the veterans who served and paid the price of keeping our freedom, I do this in their memory. In doing so, I have received phone calls from various people in regards to the display of our country's flag. One has seen a torn flag on a federal building and most recent and most disturbing, our flag flying upside down below a foreign flag. This is the second call regarding this flag.
I have made a visit to the Buffalo Street address to see for myself and found, to my dismay, two flag poles with flags. On one pole is a red flag I believe to be China and below it, the American flag with a large logo printed on the stripes, from a brochure on ''How to Honor and Display the American Flag.'' The following: ''The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter,work or other designs of any kind placed upon it.'' On the second pole is a flag of a foreign country - believed to be Uganda - and below it, the American flag flying upside down, again from the brochure ...''The flag should not be dipped to any person or thing and can be flown upside down as a distress signal.'' Little is known about the person or persons living at the Buffalo Street address, but I hope the concern of the citizens of our community will wake them up to have the respect our flag deserves. This banner symbolizes the pride we have as a nation and how fortunate we are to live in a country who values freedom.
Our American flag represents all people and so we salute the flag as it passes - a hand salute or hand over your heart. Keep the flag flying high and God Bless American.