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  • Mark Peters
    Joe, I would like to answer this, but not know it s off topic. Can I have some guidance if this okay. I can assure the moderators, etc. it will be
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 31, 2003
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      Joe,

      I would like to answer this, but not know it's off topic. Can I have
      some guidance if this okay. I can assure the moderators, etc. it
      will be non-political and non-inflamatory. Just the fact of the
      matter.

      Best wishes,

      Mark



      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "hartshje" <Hartshje@a...> wrote:
      > Mark,
      >
      > Are you telling us that in Great Britain you are not allowed to
      fly
      > Great Britain's national flag??? I find that to be almost
      > unbelieveable. Have I not, on TV, seen flags flying from
      government
      > buildings? Is this a recent thing? I visted London in 1979, and
      am
      > sure there were flags flying then. If this is true (and I am
      > certainly not insinuating you are making it up)it is a national
      > disgrace, and you have no reason to be apologizing to us for being
      > emotional about it. Heck, do we need to send troops THERE? (Big
      [g])
      >
      > Joe
      >
      > --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Peters"
      > <col_freemantle@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Steven,
      > >
      > > You're lucky you can have the aforementioned debate in Iowa. In
      > this
      > > country, we're not allowed to fly our own flag in case it offends
      > > someone. To even raise the issue immediately labels a person as
      a
      > > nationalist bigot.
      > >
      > > An insult to all those who fought for, or alongside this country,
      > to
      > > maintain or freedoms over the last 937 years!
      > >
      > > Mark
      > >
      > > --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, Steven Russell
      > > <lakeman12002@y...> wrote:
      > > > It has been brought to my attention concerning a Cofed. Flag
      > being
      > > flown respectfully in Indepedence, Iowa.
      > > >
      > > > For the last 15 years a veterans group has flown a Confed.
      battle
      > > flag for THREE DAYS in a Veterans Park. They say it is to honor
      > > Confed. soldiers buried in Independence and the rest of Buchanan
      > > County, Iowa.
      > > >
      > > > Bob Hummel, chairman of Veterans Park, says it is NOT to honor
      > the
      > > Confederacy.....its a reminder of of a particulear time in
      American
      > > history.
      > > >
      > > > Some in town still think it to be a symbol of racism and white
      > > supremecy.
      > > >
      > > > Several suggested the Stars and Bars be flown, instead of the
      > > Battle Flag.
      > > >
      > > > It is unclear whether the city council or the park board have
      > > authority to do anything in the situation. Veterans Park is city
      > > property, but Veterans groups have traditionally had control of
      the
      > > displays in the park in question.
      > > >
      > > > The city council decided to let the park board officials
      discuss
      > > the matter and bring reccomendations later.
      > > >
      > > > IMO the flag should fly!! I will not salute it, pledge myself
      to
      > > it, since it is not the Stars and Stripes; however, if it honors
      > the
      > > fallen dead who served bravely and honorably for THREE
      > DAYS.....what
      > > is the big deal??
      > > >
      > > > Political correctness be damned.
      > > >
      > > > Steven C. Russell
      > >
      >
      > > >
      > > >
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