Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hey, Katherine Reutter: the US Flag is NOT a fashion item!

"The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery." (Flag Code, Section 8d)

I heard on TV that Olympic medalist Katherine Reutter (who lists shopping as one of her favorite activities) is now from Northbrook, so I am hoping someone who knows her family will read this and let her know that the American Flag is not a fashion item; it is not a shawl; it is not a scarf to drape around ones shoulders during TV interviews. (And yes, she seemed quite proud of wearing the US Flag around her shoulders) Her disrespect of the flag is surely borne of ignorance and no ill will, but nevertheless it is wrong.

Why doesn't the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) take the time to teach our young athletes that part of representing our country is to treat the flag appropriately and with respect?


Blogger Jorden said...

First and foremost, Katherine is from Champaign, IL. She is not from Northbrook. Secondly, she devotes all of her time and effort to representing the USA on a global playing field. She gave her all to bring home an individual Olympic medal in women's short track speed skating for the first time since 1994. You complain about a lack of respect for our flag while showing very little respect for the individuals who bring it honor. As far as I'm concerned, she can bear Old Glory however, whenever, and where ever she chooses. God Bless America.

Feb 27, 2010, 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Well that explains everything then, and will teach me to listen to the TV.

A shame that such a nice girl is so ignorant; it is clear that she loves the USA and her intent is to be patriotic.

Mar 1, 2010, 11:06:00 PM  

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