Let’s Keep the Flags at Half-MastApril 23, 2007 at 1:14 pm | Posted in Bush, Current Events, News, social comment, violence | 2 Comments
Yesterday my boyfriend and I drove past a building, and noticed the flag flying at half-mast. It took me a moment to remember that all flags were flying at half-mast to observe a national day of mourning for those massacred at Virginia Tech. I commented to my boyfriend that in the U.S. (not to mention the world) every single day more people, than the total killed at VT, meet with a violent death, and that perhaps our flags should always be at half-mast.
Because their stories are not as sensational as a mass murder, are their deaths less tragic? Will those left behind be less traumatized, than if their loved ones had been victims of a mass murder? What about our troops that are killed everyday fighting Bush’s crazy war? Do they not deserve the same honor as those killed so horribly at Virginia Tech? Yes, I really think that until we bring our troops home, and at least make a sincere and intelligent attempt to solve the problem of violent crime our flags should remain at half-mast.
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