Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
This Memorial Day should serve to remind us all of the price of Freedom. Too many people think of Freedom as a 'right' like the 'right to be forgotten.'
Freedom is not a natural occurrence like gravity. It is an illusive human condition that must be earned and preserved through constant vigilance and sacrifice.
The American Flag is the lone iconic symbol of that effort throughout the World.
In San Diego, the City had the gall to threaten a local civic organization with serious fines for displaying the American Flag this Memorial Day without first paying permit fees.
Admittedly, some of the dispute revolves around the placement and process of installing the poles, but the idea that a patriotic display to commemorate the lives of our brave military that have been sacrificed for all of us to live in freedom is appalling.
It seems everything has been boiled down to money. Even when it comes to celebrating the memories of those who gave all, some power obsessed group wants to insert their will to generate a monetary benefit over their sacrifices!
Our Flag is Sacrosanct!
I have written an email to Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. imploring him to offer some sort of legislation to ban the practice of charging fees for the proper display of an American Flag anywhere in the United States of America....
I think we can all live with that, don't you?