It’s amazing how few people fly their flags on their trucks or put flag stickers on their bumpers anymore. Perhaps it has become so easy for people to protest as an offense, it just isn’t worth the hassle, but just 20 years ago there were US Flags flying everywhere and people were proud. If there were those who were offended, not much was heard from them.

Sept. 11, 2001 our United States was hit with a well-coordinated terrorist attack carried out by suicide pilots. In a million years our intelligence community could not have imagined such a thing, but we are wiser now and look for other means of suicide jihadis. We will probably never be attacked by terrorist airplanes again.

It is ironic that the newest weapon we have in our arsenal to fight future wars is the super-stealth, super high-tech F-35 Fighter Jet. These new fighter jets are stationed right now at Luke Air Force Base and Yuma Air Station. They are being used to train pilots from all over the world. If you ever have the chance to see them in Arizona you would think it would inspire the same sense of patriotism we all felt on 9/12/01, but I fear we’ve lost that to the media attention garnered by having your feelings hurt. We need to take a hard look at what we value.

Clayton Jacobs,


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There are a large number of people who used to fly their USA flags all the time. Unfortunately a small group of terrorists have usurped that symbol of democracy and taken it as their own. True Americans can no longer fly their USA flags for fear of being branded as a member of that terrorist group.

Bob Smith

I proudly fly the flag as do several neighbors. We're not trumpers, just patriotic Americans. And I don't feel like the flag has been hijacked but I also avoid social media and mainstream media (of all flavors.) Don't let other's emotions about our beautiful country clouds your your flag proudly!


It's sad that someone says that they fly a flag but they're not Trumpers. But I understand why Mr. Smith said that, I do. I know it's off topic but that's what we've become. Fly that flag proudly Mr. Smith.

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