Letters to the editor: Sept. 25

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 15, 2022

What the American flag means to me

In a recent letter to the editor a fellow citizen expressed his opinion as to what the American flag represented. 

I note that he is a retired Air Force veteran and I would like to sincerely thank him for his service. It is because of his service we enjoy the freedom we have and the ability to hold differing viewpoints.

To me, the flag is the symbol under which my father fought in WWII and participated in the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp and took mortar shrapnel to his face in Holland. 

It is the symbol under which my two sons in the U.S. Marine Corps fought in the Second Battle of Fallujah. It is the symbol under which my youngest son took grenade shrapnel and my oldest continues to service now as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

When I see our flag I see a symbol that is respected and admired throughout the world. It is a beacon of hope for millions. It has helped to liberate nations in two world wars.  It helps feed millions. And it has provided its citizens with a standard of living that can only be dreamed about by the vast majority of the people in Earth. 

America is not perfect. But it is the greatest country on earth.

I think our flag is beautiful. I fly one at my home.

It fills me with pride wherever I see it.

— Brad Garrigues


Democrats caught in their own lies

Now that illegal immigrants are being transported to sanctuary blue states by red state governors, Democrat mayors and governors are citing the action as “inhumane” and “human trafficking.”

If that’s the case, what do you call the endless action by Biden flying them to points unannounced and at night?

Democrat leaders are once again caught in their own lies and hypocrisy.

— Floyd Prophet