It was hard not to notice the lack of American flags flying in Oak Park on Memorial Day. And it was rather surprising. As I made my way through various Oak Park neighborhoods and business districts over the holiday weekend, I was struck by the absolute absence of any type of Memorial Day acknowledgement anywhere.

While flying a flag on Memorial Day is not a measure of patriotism, some type of acknowledgement or observance seems fitting and appropriate.

Jane Stohr Miller
Oak Park

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