Ac­knowl­edge the national an­them

Penticton Herald - - LETTERS -

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

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