Letters to the Editor

Patriotism: Bring back the flag salute

As the “one world people” increase their pressure upon the American public, especially our public school children, we as true Christian nationalists must stand firm in our convictions as patriots.

I would like to reminisce a moment. Come with me back to Sherman Grade School in Tacoma, Wash. The year is 1930 to ‘36. We all walked to school in those days and arrived about 8:45 a.m. Each school day, rain or shine, the school janitor raised the American flag on a large metal pole overlooking our soccer field, at the rear of the school building. Likewise, at the close of the school day, he would lower the flag.

All the children would stand at silent attention. Their hats or caps off and right hand over their right eye in serious rapt attention, as our U.S. flag was raised or lowered.

This was the custom all over our nation in those days, 70 years ago! I’m speaking of peaceful civilians and all their children!

The military life has always respected this method of salute. Since World War II children seldom correctly salute. Their belly seems to be the only place they can find to place their right hand upon.

Please tell your school teachers that we want to return to the old fashioned flag salute.

Rev. Bob LeRoy

Langley

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