Is it the city of Bemidji? Is it the merchants of Union Square? Is it a civic organization? Whose responsibility is it to ensure that the American flags that fly around Union Square be kept in presentable order? After my wife and I noticed the deplorable conditions of several of the American flags around that location, we were very upset.
We were both raised to believe that our flag be treated with respect, and flying a tattered one was unpatriotic. Someone either has to replace these flags, or take them down altogether.
There may not be much we can do about what's going on in our government, but this is one thing that should be easily addressed and remedied.
Steve and Cindy Mickelson