Signals distress


To the Editor:

It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that someone stole the three flags off my front porch, apparently at night.

Whoever it was, like many others, probably didn’t realize that a flag hung upside down signals distress. It is not a sign of disrespect to the flag.

This theft is merely a harbinger of what awaits us all by the year 2016.

Norman S. Reed

8th Air Force, World War II, 18th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group

Oak Bluffs