Parade flag etiquette

What happened to people and the respect for the flag? On Dec. 4, the Color Guard marched in the Christmas parade in Millsboro, which we led with the colors. While marching along, it seemed no one saluted the flag. The worst part was that even the men and women in uniform (police officers and firemen) didn’t even come to attention as we passed. The proper thing to do is take your hat off and hold your right hand over your heart, or salute if you are in uniform while standing.

So many people just sat there and watched us go by. How do you expect your children to learn the respect for the flag if you do not teach them what to do? A lot of good men fought for the freedom we have, so show respect for the flag the next time it passes by you in a parade.

Delaware Wave – Joe Ironside