Flag flys over King Plaza at Palo Alto City Hall
Original post made by Paco on Apr 3, 2013
Perhaps the ignorance of city leaders to recognize and fly a "rainbow" flag that has no official law or governmental recognition of validity and was created by a street vendor to simply line the pockets of those individuals selling them on street corners might prevail, however, if the council really wants to make a statement of national importance they may choose the POW/MIA flag to support those families with missing sons and daughters.
The irony that City Council chose to fly the "rainbow" flag at King Plaza, a site they claim recognizes civil rights, is sadly lost with the fact that the City of Palo Alto does not recognize Martin Luther King Day (passed by the Reagan Administration in 1983) as a national holiday observed on the 3rd Moday of January and refuses to give city employees the day off in respect to Martin Luther King.
Apparently city council's civil rights concerns only apply to whatever bandwagon shows up in town that may fit into their dysfuntional agenda.
on Apr 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm
Hey yes, great idea.
Now every group can come up with a banner or a flag, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Giants Fans, whatever. The precedent is now set. City Hall reflects the views of all Palo Alto residents (or not) and flags flying high show the world what we think.
on Apr 3, 2013 at 7:50 pm
How about an individual flag for every adult individual in Palo Alto. They we will know for sure that everyone has been represented.
on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:29 pm
I fully agree the POW/MIA flag would be a much better flag to fly in Palo Alto or any city.