Acknowledge the national anthem
Dear Editor: A nation’s flag and anthem are symbols of its people. Over time society has deemed it a sign of respect to stand when displayed. However the evolution of time has brought about a more mature, honest and realistic view on the state of its people which has its hurts and flaws.
Recognizing the true flag has its frayed edges, its honourable, humble and responsible for persons to give expression to this if they so wish, by kneeling or other dignified form of respect when the flag is displayed or the anthem sung.
Self-righteous, negative judgment to this is contrary to good sportsmanship and responsible citizenship. Joe Schwarz Penticton