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  • #46
    Originally posted by Airbus_A320
    Actually, the states where the dead soldiers are from generally do fly their flags at half-staff.
    I dont think that was really his point. I think he was pointing out that when 33 people die here at home its a huge deal, but there are many more people who have died in Iraq lately and all we get from him is "stay the course". He's in denial.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Dantheman
      It ticks me off when I see kids killed this way.

      It also ticks me off when the President issues a proclamation order for flags to be flown at half-staff honoring the VT kids but none for the 9 soldiers that were recently KIA in Iraq.
      In that case flags would be flown half-staff 24/7, 365 in this country and it would reduce the meaning of the symbolic gesture. I hate to say it, but our soldiers die every day. What happened at Virginia Tech doesn't.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by herpa2003
        In that case flags would be flown half-staff 24/7, 365 in this country and it would reduce the meaning of the symbolic gesture. I hate to say it, but our soldiers die every day. What happened at Virginia Tech doesn't.
        translated "when a few people die its a tragedy, when a lot of people die its a statistic". Classy man, real classy.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by screaming_emu
          translated "when a few people die its a tragedy, when a lot of people die its a statistic". Classy man, real classy.
          Translate it whatever way you want; the flag was not meant to be flown at half-staff every single day. It reduces the meaning. I believe that when a soldier is killed in Iraq, the flags should be lowered in that soldier's hometown, not nationwide. We can't lower the national flags for everyone...soldiers, police officers, firefighters-all are heroes and all die pretty much every day. It is a tragedy when they do die, but bottom line is that nationwide the flags should stay up (barring any special circumstances).

          Those 9 soldiers that were killed in Iraq all came from my hometown. Trust me, my family is dealing with the effects of the attack. And I believe that the flags in my immediate area, as well as the flags in each of the soldier's hometowns, should be lowered. But keep the flags up everywhere else.
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