American Flags Banned

July 2, 2012

 

It’s a sad day in Mineral Wells, Texas.  Mineral Wells is a small northern Texas town with a population just under 17,000.  KVUE news reports the following:

 

“Controversy spreads through the small town of Mineral Wells, where the city council passed an ordinance banning the display of flags at the graves of veterans.

 

The tradition is now only allowed within two weeks of Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. In addition to flags, the ordinance regulates what objects people can leave -- banning teddy bears and statues.

 

Veterans are seeking a compromise with the city.

 

"He has earned the right to have that flag," veteran Robert Veach said. "When a veteran tells you they love the flag more than life itself, they mean it."

 

It’s not clear why the city council passed the ordinance, except that the items make mowing more difficult.

 

According to the city manager, the council is reconsidering the ordinance.”

 

So, let me see if I understand clearly.  As the Independence Day celebration approaches for our nation, the Mineral Wells city council bans flags on veterans’ graves and the reason being mowing is made more difficult.  You’ve got to be kidding me.  You blew it Mineral Wells. 

 

On July 4, I will be looking for veterans to thank for their loyal service wherein their own comforts, well-being and safety were so selflessly set aside that I may indulge in the civil liberties I have today.  I will be going to visit the graves of some and I will be placing flags there.  It is sad that people in one small town will not be able to do so.  

 

I pledge allegiance TO THE FLAG of the United States of America and to the Republic for which stands, one nation, UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.