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Never enough displays of American flags

Published: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

Shocking, absolutely shocking. Since when are there ever too many “Star Spangled Banners” displayed?

The American flag and pole have been removed from Oregon High School, and a circle of dirt remains where it used to be. I am totally in favor of Old Glory flying at the entrance to each of our separate schools.

Somewhere in the area of Madison and 10th, there should be an honor guard of flags. American, state and a school flag, also appearing by the sports arena (football field) for use during events.

I also believe the Oregon Park District should have another at its entrance to the Blackhawk Center. Guess I’ll have to drive by Rahn Elementary in Mount Morris to make sure there is one there. You could line the street with them and it would be fine with me.

Also, what is this about taking the flag away helping to bring union to the schools? Sometime back I took an oath of office that pledged allegiance to that flag, to the state of Illinois and Ogle County.

Now I have to witness this atrocity. Please return the flag to its place of glory.

Note to readers: Al Koper is a retired sergeant with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.

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