I was wondering what happened to Baghdad Bob, but now I know he is alive and well in Glendale and at every opportunity spreading misinformation.
I urge Glendale and La Crescenta residents to attend the 710 tunnel meetings and voice their opposition to this horrific proposed project. After the environmental impact report is completed, it will be too late to stop the tunnel from being constructed.
Flag Week should get more attention
The United States Congress, by joint resolution on June 9, 1966, approved House Resolution 763 proclaiming the week of July 14 as National Flag Week. Each year, the president is expected to issue a proclamation calling on citizens to display the flag during this week.
The origin of Flag Week is very special to me because I am one of the few people alive who was involved originally with Billy Baily of Montrose, the Crescenta-Cañada Rotary Club, Don Carpenter, the editor of the Ledger Newspaper, and Rep. H. Allen Smith, on the successful accomplishment of Flag Week.
Every year since 1967, I have sent a letter to each of the presidents, and sometimes the White House sent a copy of the proclamation to me, but no publicity is given. This causes me anger and shame, because 43 years after the original proclamation, the majority of the people with whom I speak remain in ignorance of Flag Week.
At this critical time in our nation, I would like to make a request. As an immigrant, and a proud citizen of this country, I call upon the president to make sure that more publicity and public instruction is devoted to Flag Week. Proper recognition of the week is needed for Old Glory to receive proper respect, which our flag richly deserves.
It is my hope that this year, President Obama will give some publicity to Flag Week and maybe in the near future we will include in our national calendar this event as a reminder to everyone to display their flag that week.