Mr.Kuhfal Sir I have ALWAYS respected you, you have been an inspiration to me and certainly to my son over the years, for this I am truly thankful for everything you have done. So it is with great honor and appreciation for you Sir, that I am bringing this to your attention in this forum. I know as commander in chief of Hearst Elementary School you will correct this travesty to our great country's symbol for which many men and women gave there lives to protect.
Please Sir, I am quite sure you were completely unaware of the circumstances regarding the lowering of the American flag and will show the students and this community the proper procedures / traditions for lowering our beloved Stars and Stripes. How it ALWAYS takes two people to lower, hold and fold the flag off the ground in fourths longways in such a manner that you end up with the field of blue at one end and the red and white stripes showing. Then without fail the person holding the red and white stripes side begins folding in PERFECT triangles, one after the other until you reach the field of blue with stars and you continue until all that shows is BLUE AND STARS. If done correctly you be left with a slight amount of flag that is tucked neatly into itself. Showing nothing but a perfect triangle of blue and stars. And at no point does the flag EVER TOUCH THE GROUND ANYWHERE !
I said something to the man ( big surprise there, for those who know me ) who was standing next to our country's flag on the ground and as he picked it up and tucked our flag ( which was folded in squares ) under his arm and started to walk away, he told me what he did was fine. Well it's not ! I hope for quick and permanent changes to the way our flag is handled in the future. For the record, any American flag that touches the ground is to be burned and replaced with a new flag that has not been disrespected.
Please Mr. Kuhfal, you Sir are a great man, show everyone that the words around your campus are not just for students and faculty. Show us that the words and actions go for our home and our great flag. THE AMERICAN FLAG !
Thank you Sir.