While on Marine guard duty, the U.S. Colors Code read that the flag shall not be worn as an article of clothing, patch or flown at night without lighting. I must be “Old School” because I would not dishonor the flag by wearing it as clothing, burning it in protest, or placing it on a vehicle. Like our lieutenant said: “You may agree or disagree with the flag burners (those protesting the Vietnam War) but you’re here to protect their rights to peaceably do so.” I prefer the flag to be flown freely, in the air, on all appropriate occasions.
Terry Timmins, Laguna Beach
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