Letter: I'm willing to purchase Barrington a flag pole

Posted 7/28/21

I listened once again to members of our Barrington community trying to convince our town council that they were a welcoming people, caring citizens whose main concern was respect for the American …

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Letter: I'm willing to purchase Barrington a flag pole

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I listened once again to members of our Barrington community trying to convince our town council that they were a welcoming people, caring citizens whose main concern was respect for the American flag and their wish for it to fly from a flag pole along with the MIA/POW flag as designated by congress.

They were clear that they supported other citizens in flying their banners or flags to commemorate or bring attention to worthwhile causes. But not on the same flag pole.

I will publicly offer, as I did at the Monday’s town council meeting, to purchase a flag pole for the town for that purpose. Let everyone be included and encouraged to display their flags to ensure that all voices are heard. If we want to be the welcoming town that the council proclaimed at the meeting, let us dedicate a new pole to ensure we display our inclusiveness for all to see!

I hope that my offer is accepted and that we can put the flag pole issue behind us. The town council has more important issues to address.

Sandy Stamoulis
Barrington

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