Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Rising Sun Over Amherst
To commemorate the arrival tomorrow of middle school students from Kanegasaki, our Sister City for past twenty years, the flag of Japan now shares a town hall turret with Old Glory and the Massachusetts state flag.
Not far from Amherst Town Hall the weathered United Nations flag flies from a dedicated pole, and underneath the flag of Tibet recently flew freely to symbolize a yearning to be free.
But of course this coming 9/11, the commemorative American flags will not be allowed to fly in the downtown.