I worked at a record store in Montrose through the 1970s and could always count on seeing our flag flying 24 hours a day, lit for all to see, high above the sidewalk and the plaques naming those who gave their lives in service to our country.
Lately, it has been absent while some protest another conflict at a peace vigil every week, also on city property. They honor our freedom in their way.
The flag belongs to all of us. Who is responsible for depriving our heroes of its high tribute?
Disappointed in councilmen’s stance
As a Democrat, I have been very disappointed by the position of our two local Democratic councilmen, Frank Quintero and John Drayman, on the vote-by-mail limitation measure (“Fight against ordinance isn’t over,” Saturday).
As a party, we’ve always fought for the rights of voters and supported any attempts to increase voter turnout. I am very proud that the chair of the Democratic Party, Art Torres, wrote a letter in opposition to the voter limitation measure.
We should support the rights of voters to participate in our great American political system as a matter of principle, not just when we think they will vote for candidates or causes we support. I guess that is a lesson that Quintero and Drayman never learned in their civics classes.
Writer went too far with letter
Albert Hofmann has no place talking about uniting the community (“It is time to move on from ballot vote,” Mailbag, ).
His beliefs came out during the public hearing on absentee ballot applications. In reality, it’s individuals like Hofmann and the rumors he spreads in this community that give others the perception that there was something wrong with the way things were. Shame on Hofmann for making it seem like the Armenian National Committee and others would be dividing the city should they decide to pursue the matter any further.