2009-10-30 / Letters

Halloween Flag Bashers

Dear Editor,

In regards to the article in last week's Wave, We Should Treat Our Vets Like Gold, first off, our neighbor did not tell the whole truth. She was never asked to remove her flag. She was simply and respectfully asked to please put the flag down the hall on another wall for four weeks. She never nastily responded, "No, don't touch that flag." This situation started last Halloween when we asked our neighbor "Peggy" if we could move the flag down the hall for four weeks, and now again the same thing has happen ed. We then contacted the main office in Astoria and

they called "Peggy" asking if she'd compromise but she did not. My husband, Mike, and I also have had family members and friends in the military as well as 9/11. We have shown no disrespect to our neighbor "Peggy," we only would like to share the Halloween Spirit with all our neighbors that appreciate it. We have done this for many years and will continue to do it for many more. By celebrating Halloween it in no way makes us disrespectful Americans and Flag Bashers.

My husband is a retired NYPD police officer and we come from a long line of firemen and police. Is there really reason to not compromise with your neighbors over such a matter when there are so many worse things in the world? I mean, really, its about the children.

Thanks to all our friends and neighbors for your support. Can't we all just get along?

MIKE AND JULANNE KELLER

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