On a past July 4th, I proudly placed an American flag in my front yard. Someone stole it. Is this how some people regard America? You take what you want?

This year, again, I will display our flag. It will be there to represent one of the highest elements of our great nation: brotherhood.

Kindness uplifts others. Even a smile and a casual "hello" to a stranger. They'll likely pass it on, and it will flow throughout all our eminent society.

Richard LaThair