Let Grand Old Flag Fly
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
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.