Monday, April 21, 2008

Follow up U. Maine Flag Desecration


See the UTube video here: http://mfvov.com/blog/?p=526

A disgrace - flag on the floor & walking on flag.
From everything that I can find, it appears that this event took place 16-April or thereabouts (very recently) - it isn't 'old news.'

And, if you notice, the only folks trying to protect the flag are a local American Legion member and a student. (The older woman at beginning of video who is protecting the right of the student to disgrace the flag, is the President of U of Maine at Farmington - Dr. Theodora J. Kalikow).

We Legionnaires should write the Commander, Dept. of Maine, and ask him to present kudos and recognition to the lone Legionnaire who tried to protect the flag. The Legionnaire in the video was both very polite and firm - represented the Legion very well, indeed, in a sticky situation that could have gotten out of hand but did not.

PAUL A LHEUREUX, COMMANDER, Dept. of Maine

RONALD A SAILOR, ADJUTANT, Dept. of Maine

PO BOX 900
WATERVILLE, ME 04903-0900
PHONE: 207-873-3229
FAX: 207-872-0501
EMAIL: legionme@me.acadia.net
WEB: http://www.mainelegion.org

If you want to put in your 2 cents to folks at U of Maine (think you should), here's some contacts for you to go to:

Pres., U of Maine at Farmington
Dr. Theodora J. Kalikow (the older lady in the video stopping the Legionnaire from protecting the flag)

kalikow@maine.edu


However, if you write her (snail mail), and send copies of your letters to the following members of U of Maine's Trustees, we might get some action.

3 Trustees U of Maine

Norman L. Fournier (Norman is a Viet Nam Vet)
2002 Aroostook Road
Wallagrass, ME 04781

Charles L. Johnson, III
Kennebec Tool & Die, Inc.
150 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330

William D. Johnson
76 Simpson Road
Saco, ME 04072