Flag statements don’t dishonor the country

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFlag statements don’t dishonor the countryThe flag and anthem are more than symbols of patriotism and the military. The flag is a symbol of freedom for all citizens.And when some citizens feel the flag does not fly over them with the same resonance that it flies over others, then making that statement in the presence of the flag is what should be done.It doesn’t dishonor the flag or the military. Rather, it states that all citizens have an equal right to the same level of freedom, and no political son of a bee should defame the First Amendment. It’s for the First Amendment and other fundamental rights that our forefathers fought, sacrificed and died. To denigrate free speech is to dishonor the flag and the military. It’s to hurl insult at our heritage. The First Amendment is why these very words can be written and shared. Without freedom in our country, the flag is no more than colored cloth blowing in the wind. Now we see that some are more interested in stirring up conflict than they are in offering condolences to the grief-stricken families whose loved ones paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Shame. Humpty Trumpty sat on a wall.Humpty Trumpty was vindictive to all.All his advisers. And all of his men.Dreaded the moment he would tweet once again.Glenn WiteckiSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Nigeria’s Glory Seeking Falconets to Arrive France Thursday

first_imgUNDER-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP* DStv, GOtv to Broadcast matches LiveNigeria’s Under-20 women national football team, Falconets, will fly into France today for this year’s FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals, taking place between August 5th and August 24th in the Brittany region of that country. According to the itinerary of the team released wednesday by the NFF, the Coach Christopher Danjuma wards will be hoping to end the hoodoo of an elusive international crown.The team was camped in Tirol, Austria for two weeks to finalise preparations for the tournament that gets under way proper from August 5.Nigeria will play Germany, Haiti and China in group D as they bid to go a step further than 2010 and 2014 when they reached the finals.Coach Danjuma named three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders and five strikers in his 21 players squad for the competition.Opening game for the Falconets is against Germany at the Stade Marville in Saint-Malo.Meanwhile, all the 32 matches of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup are to be broadcast live on DStv and GOtv and across SuperSport’s online and digital platforms.The biannual tournament will give hosts France an opportunity to celebrate a second world football title in the space of two months, following the men’s victory in Russia last month. The feat has only been achieved by Germany in 2014 when the senior male team won the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and went ahead to add the Women’s Under-20 World Cup months later.Home advantage and a runner-up finish in the last edition of the tournament make the French team, Les Bleuettes, genuine title contenders.Once again, Africa’s hopes rest with Nigeria and Ghana. The Falconets and Black Princesses have been Africa’s representatives in the last four tournaments with the Falconets finishing as runners-up twice in 2010 and 2014.The pay TV channel said that the tournament’s kick off game between Mexico and Brazil on Sunday August 5 at 12:15pm will be broadcast live on SuperSport 10 (DStv), SuperSport Select 1(GOtv).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more