Heartwarming to see all the flags

To the editor: It is truly gratifying and heartwarming to see the number of flags flying since Sept. 11. There are flags flying where they have never before. When the shortage due to demand is overcome, there will be many more. In the meantime, let’s learn the proper way to display the flag. (1) The flag should never touch anything beneath it: ground, floor, water, or merchandise. (2) Flags flown during darkenss should be illuminated. (3) When displayed either horizontally or vertically (flat) the union (stars) should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, the observer’s left. The same in a window. There are many websites stating the proper flag etiquette. Some, in their patriotic fervor, have neglected these simple rules. However, if we are to display our flag, especially to those who would revile it, it should be done properly. God Bless America Lynn Huntley Prineville