Let Grand Old Flag Fly

Let Grand Old Flag Fly

In memory of all Empire State victims of COVID-19, Governor Cuomo has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff until New York PAUSE is at an end. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Editor’s Note: This message was dropped off anonymously at The Freeman’s Journal office at
21 Railroad Ave.

I respectfully request the Village of Cooperstown return to raising our flag on Pioneer and Main to full staff.

We have had the flag lowered for over a half-year to respect the sick and the deceased.

That was good, and important to locals and visitors to our blessed town who travel here from around
the world.

Sadly, there will be more deaths from the virus, but lowering the flag does not help the deceased and it also creates a sort of perpetual sadness and helplessness which is not good for anyone.

A fully raised flag, on the other hand, connotes hope, strength, truthfulness, pride, joy, trust and leadership.

Simply, a raised flag accentuates the positive things in the world. Let’s accentuate the positive  and all the good that it will bring. Please raise the Stars & Stripes to full staff.

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