I often enjoy reading Pilot articles about my hometown, as a former resident and BHHS alumni. They make me miss eating lunch by the majestic Pacific Ocean and the many outdoor opportunities in Brookings. However the recent Azalea Festival slide show made me pause.
As a patriotic American with a strong interest in national security I was dismayed by one picture. One of the cars was proudly displaying the traitorous Confederate flag.
I know Brookings’ culture is also highly patriotic, so I was surprised to see this traitorous symbol highlighted with such disrespect to our Constitution, citizens, and military.
It’s quite a shame to see my hometown portrayed in this light. I enjoyed the other pictures. Big kudos to whomever was on the scooter in the horse getup, what a great way to mask up. It brought good cheer in this challenging time of shadow and pandemics.
Here’s hoping there are more humorous horses in parades, and less traitorous symbols.
Randy McClelland-Bane, Livermore, California