Letters: Jul. 27, 1970

Thoughts on the Flag

Sir: Surprised as I am to find myself in agreement with The Rev. Billy Graham, I must concur with his contention that the flag [July 6] is much like the Queen of England. It is an anachronism. In an age where our greatest need is the development of a humanitarian, internationalistic spirit of unity, many Americans identify with a chauvinistic symbol that not only separates them from compatriots but also from our brothers and sisters in other lands.

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