Published on November 14, 2008
Filled with pride
To the Bulletin: I know that the flying of the American flag in downtown Amherst has been a controversial subject; I confess that I have not paid that much attention to the issue.
On Monday, Nov. 10, I drove into town and was struck by the beauty of all the flags flying to commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
The sight filled me with pride and love for my country, which has just achieved the amazing feat of electing Barack Hussein Obama president.
Our country is an ongoing endeavor but on Nov. 4 we progressed farther than I would ever have thought possible.
Let us hope, pray, and work for such progress to continue throughout the-hopefully-eight years of the Obama administration.
Reader comments :
I’m glad somebody gets it! Actually, I honestly believe the vast majority of Amherst citizenry also gets it; unfortunately it’s our exalted leaders the former-Czar and now thankfully former-resident Anne Awad and her understudy Gerry Weiss that do not.
That American flag can represent whatever you want it to. Like you, I prefer to see it as indeed representing our "ongoing endeavor."
And yes, 'Only in America' would the Horatio Alger story of Barack Obama come true.
God bless him, our great country and all who serve her.
Larry Kelley Friday, Nov 14, 2008 at 03:15 PM
How about we fly the flags on inauguration day?
Gerry Weiss Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 07:56 AM
Well if you did your homework there 'Your Lordship', you would know that the Select Board of 9/10/01 voted the six "holidays" AND Inauguration Day.
So yeah--you damn well better fly them!
Larry Kelley Thursday, Nov 20, 2008 at 10:37 AM