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Our economy is strong; unemployment is very low; streets are safe

To The Daily Sun,

The United States has witnessed two remarkable weeks of political conventions. There is no mistaking that the parties have very different views of our great nation. I was inspired by the vision of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats that in America anything is possible if we work together. The differences of our citizens — be it race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or ethnicity — make us stronger and should not divide us. Scapegoating people with differences is dangerous and immoral.

Our economy is strong. Unemployment is very low. Our streets, contrary to what was presented at the Republican Convention, are quite safe. Millions of previously uninsured are now able to access healthcare. The USA is not in a period of decline; it is great and getting better!

I watch my idealistic young adult children and their friends work to make the world a better place. They know that we are stronger together and the party that will bring us to our shared goals ans beliefs is the Democrats. Hillary Clinton has had this same vision since she was in college, and I know that we will be a stronger nation with her as our president.

I urge my fellow citizens of N.H. and the United States to support the Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine ticket. I want to add my voice to the chorus of "I'm with her."

Katie Wood Hedberg
Plymouth

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Let me tell you where you can learn about proper flag etiquette

To The Daily Sun,

It is an honorable and patriotic desire to fly the flag of our country at your home or place of business. It is a great privilege, but with it come some inherent responsibilities the most important of which is observing proper flag etiquette. It is disheartening to see so many local places of business, residences and organizations not adhering to the rules pertaining to the proper display of our national ensign.

We have had numerous occasions in the past few years where our flag has been directed to half staff (or half mast if you prefer) by our president and/or governor. Driving around town and seeing flags at half staff when they should have been flying high for the previous week is a sign of either neglect or disrespect, depending on how you choose to see it. Just as it is disrespectful to have the flag flying at full staff when it has been directed to half staff in honor of a death or tragedy.

There is also a responsibility in regards to displaying a flag in good, serviceable condition. Tattered or soiled flags are considered not serviceable or befitting display and as such should be retired and disposed of in the prescribed fashion. The American Legion will take any such flags and dispose of them properly for your convenience.

Instructions for proper flag etiquette can be found at www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html or at our local library in the reference section. You can also sign up for flag display notifications at www.nh.gov.

It is a privilege and an honor to be able to fly our flag. Please show it the respect and responsibility that it deserves. Too many of our countrymen have given their lives in its service to have it any other way.

Bob O'Neill
Meredith

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