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The Public Pulse: Honor And Respect The Fallen - And The Flag

May 10, 2017

Monday was supposed to be a day of showing dignified respect for a fallen officer of the law. But from what I saw while watching on television, there was a general lack of respect.

High school students were let out to stand and watch with respect, but when the casket was driven by, they continued to sit on the ground and wave a flag. That was a total lack of respect.

There were American flags of black and white with a blue stripe in the center being flown along the route. This is not our flag and should not have represented in such a manner.

Show pride in your country and respect for the fallen. Teachers and parents need to teach the children about flag respect and how to act in showing respect to those who have fallen.