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By Kirk Williamson

No disrespect intended

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

Jordan Granum’s point is well-taken in his response to my letter to the editor. I meant no disrespect when I described the flag as a “piece of cloth.” It is a powerful symbol of the idea of America, a symbol under which my father and father-in-law, along with many friends, have been buried. The flag doesn’t need to be used as an object of political pandering by Congressman Hastings, and he ought to be putting his office to better use.

The point on which I suspect Jordan and I agree is the shameful manner in which our country has treated those who have fought for her, especially those of the Vietnam era and more recent conflicts. I know too many veterans whose milit...

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