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Flags not lowered to honor American hero

When U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was shot and killed at a Texas shooting range early this month, Governor Rick Perry did not order flags to be flown at half-mast. While the nation hung their heads in grief, flags remained flying high. Many believe the correct honor and respect was not given to this American hero. Photo by Nikki Dabney.

March 1, 2013

By Nikki Dabney Staff Writer When our nation suffers from a tragedy or loss of an American hero, all government buildings, public schools and military bases are ordered to fly their flags at half-staff. This is a symbolic way for the country to grieve and show its respect. When Texan U.S. Nav...

Patriotism and decency: where is the line drawn?

May 6, 2011

Rebecca Neumann Entertainment Editor While there seemed to be a sense of national jubilation on the night of May 1, when it was announced to the world that Navy SEALS killed the infamous leader of al-Qaeda, there was some confusion about how to act. This is because Americans are more used...