It’s just a symbol


To the editor:


Concerning these people saying or claiming that by wearing the Confederate flag colors or emblem and flying the Confederate flag is a show or display of hate toward African-Americans, slavery, etc: That is ridiculous.


But if so or true, then what about the American flag? Why aren’t people claiming it is the same thing?


In fact, both flags are just a symbol of that state or country, a piece of material, a cloth showing the colors. For people to make or turn it into something more, is again ridiculous.


Also I believe and feel there is nothing wrong with people in this country wanting to wear, display or fly the flag of this country and their state, for that matter.


I myself enjoy displaying and wearing the colors of the American flag and flying the flag off of one of my bicycles. I am an American and I should feel free to do this if I choose to or not, whether other people like it or not.


Russell "Pete" Seville
Greencastle, Pa.


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