Dear Editor:

We have flown our American Flag, proudly, in front of our house for a number of years because we are proud to be Americans and thankful that we were fortunate enough to have been born here. 

We are also thankful for the proud and brave men and women who fight to defend our country.

Recently, we were told that flying this American Flag represents our political beliefs. Not so. When did our Flag become a political statement? 

We flew it during President Obama’s administration and continue to do so today – not to make a political statement.

Please let us go back to being “Americans” instead of breaking us down into political parties who have become so divided.

Harold and Judy Starbuck

Salida