Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor, Sept. 22

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Great job by Cascade Girl Scouts

Dear Editor,

Sunday afternoon Sept. 15, a friend and I attended a "USA Flag Disposal Ceremony" the Girl Scouts presented which was very interesting and respectful. They were under the leadership of Virginia Dennis and other Scout Leaders. This was held at the VFW in Shelbyville.

It was so impressive, so touching and honorable to our USA Flag and all the men and women who have and are serving America for us to have freedom. My son, Byrom Holden, served 21 years in the Air Force and he was delighted that you had this ceremony and that I shared it with him and his wife.

Everything was carried out properly and I want to thank all of you who had a part in it. It was a spirit there that I had not experienced before with our flag.

This should be done all over the USA in small communities and towns like ours in Shelbyville. This is teaching the young people respect for the flag and all phases of the military and civic organizations.

Please have another ceremony like this soon. I will help promote it.

Nell R. Holden


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  • Thank you so much for your comments Mrs. Holden. The girls and I were honored to have this ceremony to retire our USA flags. The girls and I learned so much about our country's flag that we did not know. You may also like to know that the girls put together a booklet to be given to local elementary schools so that the students can color and learn more about our beloved flag. They want everyone to learn the history of the USA flag, why it looks the way it does and who made it.

    We thank you again for all your kind words and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    Virginia Dennis

    -- Posted by bugforever on Wed, Oct 2, 2013, at 7:11 AM
  • The Sunday 10/13 article "Shutdown blame spread around," is now clarified. The evening before the "Shutdown" a bit of 'Hail Mary" legislation was passed, by the conservative congress. H.R. 368 replaced a standing rule, allowing any member of the House to bring a motion to end the shutdown to the floor, and gave that authority to a single individual, the Majority Leader, Eric Cantor.

    Any pretense of representative government has been usurped. The Republican Party has made it quite clear, who is directly responsible. Sure makes it a lot less confusing, if the US should default on its obligations, who is to be blamed.

    -- Posted by kyosaku on Mon, Oct 14, 2013, at 8:43 AM
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