LETTER: No respect for flag at Fair parade
Just a few comments on the Garfield County Fair as I saw it.
It was one of the best ones that we have had in the past. Great job and well done. Parking, could have used a few more spaces, but OK. Great amount of attendants. The thing that attracted my attention the most was the amount of Hispanics that attend the fair and parade. I believe that they had four section in the parade, a great section of them dancing in their native dress. The children did a great job of dancing. The last section that they had was flag waving and amnesty. This did not bother me, as I believe that government should have taken care of this a long time ago.
Now what did bother me was when three flags passed by in the early part of the parade. Two ladies and myself watched the parade from the steps of the post office. When the first flag came by, I stood up and yelled, “Stand up and salute.” The two ladies and myself stood up and saluted all three flags. Nobody else stood up.
I can understand why the Mexicans did not stand up; this was not their flag, yet they want to be accepted here. I recognized some of our local citizens that did not stand. Did we not have any teaching in our schools on this? I know that I did. How about you?
John B. Scalzo
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