Don’t dis­re­spect our flags

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The free­dom to fly our provin­cial and na­tional flags was hard won, wasn’t it folks?

So tell me why peo­ple would al­low their flags to be­come noth­ing more then rags on a flag­pole? Only one week from Me­mo­rial Day, I had to re­trieve two such flags from a lo­cal busi­ness es­tab­lish­ment.

I took the Cana­dian flag in par­tic­u­lar to man­age­ment be­cause it was the one in the most de­plorable, torn con­di­tion, only half of a flag really. I said that this is an in­sult to the men and women who gave their lives for our free­dom to fly th­ese flags.

Mind you, I’ve seen equally ragged flags fly­ing on flag­poles on pri­vate homes as well. It’s dis­gust­ing and a slap in the face to those of us who are proud to call our­selves New­found­lan­ders and Cana­di­ans.

Where is your sense of pride and your grat­i­tude? Come on folks, take stock, keep the flags fly­ing, but in good con­di­tion, please!


In per­haps what will be the big­gest up­set of the Welsey Gosse Me­mo­rial Tour­na­ment, the Car­bon­ear Sen­tinels got the best of the O’Donel Pa­tri­ots of Mount Pearl 5-2 at the Bay Arena in Bay Roberts on Nov. 19. Goal­tender Con­nor Par­sons (shown here) was stel­lar be­tween the pipes for the Sen­tinels, making big stop af­ter big stop. This is just one of his spec­tac­u­lar saves from the evening.

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