In south central Michigan many High School graduation ceremonies took place on Sunday. That day was also D-Day, of course.
At one particular graduation ceremony, there was no allegiance pledged nor star spangled banner sung. In keeping with this lack of respect for the ideals of our Republic, this is how the flag was displayed.
The flag looks forlorn, bedraggled. The creases show it just came out of a package. It was an afterthought; a rote symbol displayed in partial observance of a passé and irrelevant ritual.
I wasn’t there, but the standard rhetoric about “leaders of the future” and be “true to your ideals” must have been spoken. One wonders upon what ideals these students will base their leadership, or what ideals they will expect from their leaders.