We’re lowering flag for wrong reasons

Having just seen President Barack Obama’s proclamation to fly U.S. flags at half-staff because of the attack in Nice, France, I am compelled to say that I thoroughly agree with the Mirror’s editorial article on the flag.

In my opinion, lowering the flag in this instance is entirely inappropriate; not only because this occurred in France – and granted; this was a terrible attack – but it also represents a misuse of U.S. flag etiquette.

We will soon be at a point when flags will only be flown at half-staff full time for one illegitimate reason or another. Our flag represents more than this.

I have higher expectations from our president, the leader of the free world.

David Greenwood

Altoona