To the Editors:
More than any country I’ve visited, America loves to display her flag. The stars and stripes fly over government buildings, private enterprises, and homes throughout the United States; Wiltonians are far from exceptional in our pride in this revered national symbol.
And the flag is a symbol. A symbol of our shared values and beliefs, of our respect for the rights of other citizens and visitors to the U.S., and of the sacrifices countless Americans have made through the decades to secure those rights and build this country. The flag is not a fashion accessory, not a decoration. As a national symbol, there are protocols for displaying the flag, and those who seek to honor the symbol and all that it stands for accept the responsibility to understand and follow those protocols.