To the man who harshly reminded me to remove my baseball cap at the next parade, as the American flag passes: I truly apologize for my oversight. I meant no disrespect. I did stand, I did have my hand over my heart and I did clap for our brave World War II veterans as well as those in the color guard.

Despite my actions being out of line with accepted flag etiquette, I do have something to say about your behavior.

When speaking to someone, face the person directly. Your approach of grabbing someone from behind, saying your piece, then turning to leave before your face can be seen does not allow for an apology, nor explanation, if warranted ...

Wayne D. Johnston

511 Scott St.

For the entire letter to the editor, turn to page 5 of the Oct. 8 issue of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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