Tomorrow is Flag Day in the United States, honoring the day in 1777 when the flag was adopted.
It’s had a good run, despite our best attempts to embarrass it, as documented every year at this time on NewsCut (example).
Minnesota Public Radio’s Nikki Tundel has been stashing her most disturbing encounters with the flag over the last year. In these situations, the flag struggles to provide some dignity in the most undignified places.
Have a look! If you’ve got some you’d like to add, please do so in the comments section (you can post pictures).
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.