Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Why was flag at half-mast? No one knows
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 14 Apr 2006, p. 6


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Why was flag at half-mast? No one knows

Dear editor, Last week, one of the most prominent-- that is large and proximal -- of flags in Georgetown was at "half-mast" for a period of several days. This rather large flag is flown at the Superstore premises on a height of land in town (near the water tower) making it visible throughout a large section of town, as well as to through traffic on the adjacent King's Highway. I enquired, out of genuine concern and indeed ignorance, as to the reason of the mourning. Unfortunately, no one was able to elucidate, and I do not know the reason to this day. This is a sign of respect to those in honoured positions. I do not intend any disrespect to anyone dearly departed, but in such instances, the company flag rather than the national flag is halfmasted (vexillology). Some flags were recently flown at half-mast on the day of the deaths of our soldiers in Afghanistan, and I can appreciate that action, but respect is diminished when there is no apparent significance. James Colter, Georgetown


Creator:
Colter, James
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Newspaper
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Articles
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Date of Publication:
14 Apr 2006
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Personal Name(s):
Colter, James
Corporate Name(s):
Superstore
Local identifier:
Halton.News.205491
Language of Item:
English
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Why was flag at half-mast? No one knows