Re "For area vets, last honors close to home" (Page A1, Nov. 11): It saddens and disgusts me that on a Veterans Day trip to Sacramento Memorial Lawn on Stockton Boulevard to honor my Uncle Jake who was killed in 1967 serving our country in Vietnam, my wife and I could not find a flag to buy to put on his grave.
We stopped at a nearby Bel Air supermarket to buy some flowers and a small American flag. After doing some looking around and asking a clerk, we were told they did not have any flags for Veterans Day, though the shelves were loaded with small stuffed Santas and other Christmas-themed junk. (Come on people, there is still two weeks until Thanksgiving!). We also stopped at a Rite Aid and got the same result. What's up with that?
-- Ed Arent, Penryn
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