Dear Senator Schumer and Mayor Bloomberg,
You should be ashamed of your callous attitude and utter disrespect toward the flag of the United States of America during your marching in the College Point Memorial Day Parade on May 24, 2009. If you can't see the pictures, you are holding the flag pointed downward, almost scraping on the ground. This was not a singular moment, but a repeated act as you marched and waved with your other hand (Bloomberg) or used a bullhorn (Schumer).
The College Point Memorial Day Parade was not about you......... For once can't you just "get it"....... on a day like this....... its about those who can't march.... who didn't come home.....who died for us....... so that now, we march in THEIR honor........ not our own glory. Is it asking too much to hold the flag properly? At the absolute very least, you owe those who died, that much. Where's your apology?
- Charlie from College Point