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Old Glory's omnipresence in America doesn't diminish its sanctity

Old Glory's omnipresence in America doesn't diminish its sanctity

To the editor: Flags make Mark Oppenheimer uneasy? (“Flags are great for holiday celebration, but hyper-patriotism is un-American,” Opinion, July 1)

The American flag didn’t make the Marines uneasy at Iwo Jima or at the Citadel in Hue City when they saw it rise above those bloody battle grounds. It never made me uneasy when “Attention to Colors” was sounded at Camp Pendleton and the huge holiday flag would be lowered from the flagpole at 21 area against the vivid backdrop of a brilliant Pacific Ocean...

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