Letters to the Editor

No patriotic music from orchestra at Flag Day event

Just a quick comment on the June 14, Flag Day, show at the Sarasota National Cemetery:

The newspaper stated that the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota would present a show "Celebrating the Stars and Stripes." The narrator who spoke gave a very informative presentation on the history of our flag and was extremely knowledgeable and, of course, most enjoyable.

We were just disappointed in that there actually was no patriotic music at all. Our fabulous Pops Orchestra only played background music for the speaker. When he was done, I thought at least we'll hear "A Grand Old Flag." Nope.

Diane and Retired Air Force Maj. Paul A. Burns Palmetto