In response to letters written July 10 by Roland Barnes and July 11 by Beverly Bethune, my first thought was, I will boycott the mentioned restaurant. Then, I read Beverly’s letter. The real issue should be ... “to fly or not to fly.” We are not the judge of who is legal or not or to debate who is more an American than another person.

Writing this letter is to get us back to what should be the issue. To help in this matter, the United States Flag Code (7c) states: “No person shall display the flag of the United Nations or any other national or international flag equal, above, or in a position of superior prominence or honor to, or in place of, the flag of the United States at any place within the United States or any Territory or possession thereof ...”.

The restaurant owners need to be educated about our flag, our country and the due respect to both when entering our country. If the Mexican flag remains, as is, without the U.S. flag alongside (in proper flag etiquette), we patrons of said restaurant will be forced to find other establishments to frequent. My hope is that the owners will be correcting the situation.

Proper ettiquette for the U.S. flag and the Flag Code can be found at

Let us all strive to fly our flag with decency and in so doing show pride and respect for this fine nation that allows us the freedoms so many are longing to have.

Sandra Readel


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