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Letter to Editor: Patio flag placement -- though likely an innocent idea -- is a significant breach of flag etiquette

In regard to the "Stars and Stripes" story ("Stars and Stripes, patio edition," July 3), this (patio) flag is placed directly in line with stairs to the front door of the home, so anyone approaching the house would be obliged to step on the flag. Why in the world didn't somebody notice that walking on the flag of the United States of America is a major breach of flag etiquette? Why did the Budgeteer even print a story like that?

I'm sure that the original concept here was innocent, but unfortunately it needs to be painted over. To express their patriotism, perhaps the family could paint the U.S. flag on the side of the house, or plant a flowerbed with stars and stripes.

Karen Stuart