We have heard some extremely strange stories in recent years in which the American flag has received unbelievable disrespect from a great many sources.
Of course, one of the biggest stories of 2016 was former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand and address Old Glory during the National Anthem of football games that he was participating in. This stemmed from Kaepernick’s unwarranted hatred for the American police force after being brainwashed by the radical Black Lives Matter domestic terror organization. Other players followed suit, hoping to ride Colin’s coattails into the headlines.
That story ended with Kaepernick out of a job.
More recently, one California college decided that it was perhaps “optional” to fly the American flag on campus, placating the liberal snowflakes that populate a great many of the Bear Republic’s institutions of academia.
Our latest tale comes from the great State of Georgia, where one home owners’ association has limited the flying of the American flag to a paltry twenty three days per year, and one group of veterans is not having it.
“Veterans are fighting to display American flags outside their homes in a Georgia community after their homeowners association told them flags could only be displayed on 23 specific days of the year.
“’How can you say that the American flag detracts from the looks, the aesthetics of a community?’ said Air Force veteran Pete Rockett.
“’They treat it… as if it’s a decoration – like Christmas decorations. You can put up your Christmas decorations on these days,’ Rockett continued. ‘The American flag is not a decoration. It’s a symbol, and it’s a symbol of a lot of things, to a lot of people.'”
Many Georgia veterans have vowed to fly their stars and stripes whenever they darn well please, risking whatever retaliatory action that their misguided HOA can muster.
This lame attempt at censoring patriotism belies a much larger problem in America; one that must be address as we approach the long Memorial Day weekend.
While a great many Americans choose to celebrate Memorial Day, the truth of the matter is that the holiday is truly a day of remembrance, not jubilation. Your local grocer may have taken advantage of the long weekend by pushing sales on hot dogs and American-flag themed disposable place settings, and you’re certain to see a plethora of extra boats on the lake this weekend, but make no mistake, there is nothing jovial about Memorial Day. Truly, it is a day of solemn remembrance of those who have fought, and died, to protect American freedoms.
This unfortunately oblivious HOA certainly chose days such as Memorial Day as “appropriate” days to fly Old Glory, and that, by far, is missing the point.