Canada Free PressBy Greg Halvorson Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Now that President Obama is back from Chicago, fresh from declaring June, 2010, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender month, Iâ€™d like to memorialize Memorial Day. Itâ€™s not dead (yet), but like other American traditions (marriage, a strong military), itâ€™s dying, and a genuine symptom is the absence of the flag.
In the last month, weâ€™ve seen Old Glory banned from apartments, offend Mexicans in our schools, and disgust teachers who believe it should be censored. We had a president hold a press conference - the first of its kind? - without a flag (or a clue.)
On Memorial Day, I figured this would stop. In honor of those who perished defending Freedom, citizens would fly the flag. Though, I live in Portland, Oregon, in a county (Multnomah) that broke 77% for Obama, on Memorial Day pride would trump politics More: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/23840