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Disappointment in the City of Iowa Park is just one of the emotions I had this past Tuesday, September 11, 2007. Patriot’s Day!

It appears that this city displays flags on holidays such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, and on other occasions throughout the year that are appropriate for displaying our nation’s flag. And, that’s great. At least they do that.

But, did city officials conveniently forget that September 11 is Patriot’s Day? Is that not a day when we should proudly display the flag of the country we love? As a U.S. Navy veteran, I would like to know why Patriot’s Day meant nothing to this city. Was it because the tragedy happened in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania? Places that are far away from here?

If we can’t display a flag for the simple reason of just being proud of this country, then at least do it for the men and women who are fighting for it!

Nancy Gregory

EDITOR’S NOTE: Flags were placed in City Park for the 9-11 ceremony and flew throughout the day, compliments of the Iowa Park Rotary Club.


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