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By Stephen L. Thompson
Seeley Lake, Mont. 

Please respect the Stars and Stripes


On Tuesday, June 28 there was an article in the Missoulian newspaper about the memorial service for David Thatcher. Mr. Thatcher was one of the famed Doolittle Raiders and was a hero in every sense of the word, helping to save four of his fellow crew members after their plane crashed. Gov. Steve Bullock attended the June 27 service and ordered flags in Montana be flown at half-staff. That’s pretty straightforward.

Tuesday I had occasion to run some errands downtown and was saddened to see no less than seven different flags at full staff. These were open business establishments, including...

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