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Why half-staff flags to remember Mandela but not Pearl Harbor?

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To the Editor:

As a veteran and the son of a World War II aviator, I am taken aback as to how little we heard about remembering “a date that will live in infamy, Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, from the “lamestream media,” today, Dec. 7, 2013!

That monumental event in U.S. history was subverted by a droningly repetitive remembrance of one man, who while perhaps great in the world arena, did little in comparison to protect my sovereign, U.S. freedom, as did those U.S. citizen-military members, who were serving on Dec. 7, 1941.

Some U.S. flags stood at “half-staff,” not in memory of those U.S. military members lost in one of the most tragic, but inspiring, events in our collective U.S. history, Pearl Harbor. No, I am led to believe the U.S. flags were lowered to remember a foreign national in a faraway land, not nearly as important to the U.S. as those lost serving on Dec. 7, 1941.

I hope what I see is wrong, but I do not think that is the case.

T.R. (Tom) Pappas

Salado

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