Flag “Restorations” are Disrespectful

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I remember when I was in the eighth grade, we had a fundraiser to “restore” flags that were carried during civil war battles. Unlike a historical building that actually needs to be restored, a flag isn’t going to crash down and be completely destroyed. A flag can mealy be sealed in a preservative container.

I remember seeing a picture of one flag that was to be “restored” that was about 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide, if placed diagonally. The plan by these flag “restorers” was to “restore” the flag to it’s original size” Now, maybe it’s just me. I don’t think that adding modernly created fabric to a little tiny peace of a flag that’s nearly 14 times smaller than the addition is appropriate. They put a flag like this one display and show it off as a flag carried during one of America’s wars. A kid could look with false pride that the flag is as it was the day it fell. I don’t know about you but I find it unsettling that people could have a flag on display, with one fibber that was originally carried in a war, and claim that it a historic flag.

Oh yeah, I’m aware that the numbers I gave don’t really add up, so just take the numbers with a grain of salt.

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