6/5 Letters to the editor

What’s a drink of water worth?

Eldred Noble

Clovis should remember to fly flag in June
Annually, Americans coast to coast stop for a moment at 5 p.m. (MDT) on June 14 to say simultaneously the 31 words of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Please take the time to join your fellow Americans in this gesture of brotherhood.

There are several dates important to patriots in June. Flag Day is June 14 and Bunker Hill Day is June 17. Over the years, the establishment has attempted to supplant Flag Day with United Nations Day. Let’s show that there are those of us who still honor Old Glory.

If your flag is tattered, worn or faded, please replace it before Flag Day.

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted a national flag to symbolize the faith of free men in a free country, one founded on concepts as old as man and given to the world through the teachings of Jesus.

A star has been added to the flag on the Fourth of July following the admission of each state in the Union. In 1960, the final star was added when Hawaii became a state. Since that time, the flag has consisted of 50 stars on a field of blue and 13 stripes of alternating red and white, one for each of the original colonies.

Bunker Hill Day is important to freedom. The battle of Bunker Hill demonstrated to the British that Americans are willing to fight and die for freedom. Thus, through the prosperous and depressed periods of the last century, the ideals of the Pledge of Allegiance has kept America on the course of our constitutional form of government.

So fly your flag proudly and remember the veterans who gave us our freedom.

Virginia L. Wymore