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Respect for flag

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, February 15, 2009

Last night I had the unfortunate task of trekking across South Quad a few minutes before 9 p.m. My Notre Dame fleece was little protection against the monsoon-like conditions, which I (as a southern California native) still can’t comprehend. But what really bothered me was that the flag on South Quad remained at full mast in the sideways rain, battered like a ship from its moorings in a tempest. This is against all rules of etiquette regarding the Star-Spangled Banner. I hope that in the future whoever is in charge of the flag pole, whether it is General Services or Groundskeeping or what, will take better care to preserve the integrity of the flag as a symbol and the individual flag which suffers damage in poor weather conditions.

Brandon Payne


Morrissey Manor

Feb. 4

  • João Pedro Santos

    There are much more important things that accidentally disobeying flag etiquette.