Warner and Sen. Jim Webb, both Virginia Democrats, had rallied behind Barfoot, a World War II veteran.
In a letter last week, Webb urged the association to “consider the exceptional nature of Col. Barfoot’s service when considering his pride and determination in honoring our flag.”
So, if you aren’t a Medal of Honor recipient, fat chance getting Virginia Democrats to support you in your efforts to fly the nation’s symbol in your yard.
As a side note, our new house in Georgia happens to have a flagpole in the front. He has a light shining on the flag so you don’t have to take it down, but perhaps my Scouting sons will want to do daily flag ceremonies. We’ll need to add an artillary piece and play Retreat every evening.