Fort Lo­gan dis­hon­ored vet­er­ans by say­ing no to group plac­ing Amer­i­can flags at ceme­tery

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Tom Smola, Deanna Wal­worth,

“Group stopped from set­ting flags at graves,” Nov. 11 news story.

Wow. What a slap in the face to all liv­ing and de­ceased vet­er­ans dis­played by the staff at Fort Lo­gan Na­tional Ceme­tery. The pol­icy and the ac­tions of the staff by not al­low­ing flags to be placed on the graves on Vet­er­ans Day rank right up there with the NFL play­ers who kneel or sit dur­ing the na­tional an­them. No dif­fer­ence.

Who­ever de­vised this pol­icy and those who sup­port it should be ter­mi­nated im­medi- ately. Please change this pol­icy and show those de­ceased vet­er­ans the re­spect they have earned.

I am a to­tally dis­ap­pointed and ashamed 30-year Air Force veteran.


The Fort Lo­gan staff who pre­vented flags from be­ing set on sol­diers’ graves made a mis­take. The rules need to be changed. Thank you to all who served, and to the flag-plac­ing vol­un­teers who hon­ored them.

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