My observations. This is a wake up call. Shame on you!
I started my trip in Guttenberg at about 1 p.m. on Memorial Day, headed for New York City. As I drove through the streets, I noticed the lack of U.S. Flags that were displayed on the houses and apartment houses. I drove south on Blvd. East from Guttenberg to the Lincoln Tunnel, a two-mile stretch of a highly populated area. This road winds along the top of the majestic Palisades with the best and most beautiful view of New York City. Along the way, I counted only 20 U.S. Flags were displayed, minus the flags displayed in the small parks along the way.
I drove through the tunnel and proceeded north on 10th Ave. NYC, to 66th St. If I was lucky I may have counted about six flags displayed to that point. I made a stop and then headed over to Madison Ave., turned north to 95th St.; you guessed it, you could count the number of flags that were displayed on one hand.
After spending the afternoon in Central Park I made the return trip going down Fifth Ave., turned west on 66th St. to 11th Ave., turned south to the Lincoln Tunnel and back to Guttenberg. It was the same story. Almost no flags were displayed. This is not just happening in small communities, it's happening in New York City and most likely in many other towns and cities.
The sad part is I must have passed homes and apartments of thousands of families that have someone in service, thousands of families that were veterans, hundreds of families that had wounded veterans and many, many families that suffered a death of a service person. Yet, where were all the U.S Flags?
Are there no patriotic people any more or are they selfish and don't give a dam about the United States or the people that served this country? Is this what we are teaching our children? If so, it could be the beginning of the end of our beloved country.
This is sad, sad, sad. Shame on you.
May God Bless America.