House resolution calls on Americans to wave flag

· Sep 14, 2001 Tweet

The stars and stripes are America’s chief symbol of freedom.

Whether boldly waving atop the White House or blowing amid the last remnants of the World Trade Center, the 50 stars and 13 stripes of the American flag remain a national constant.

Accordingly, the House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday calling on all Americans to display the flag as America’s turmoil persists.

Some houses and apartment buildings around campus now fly the flag. Others always have.

In this time of national crisis, it is an order.

Unfortunately, the majority of stores on campus, as well as many in the city and surrounding suburbs, are sold out.

Pipefitter Ltd., 517 State St., has been out of flags since at least Wednesday.

“A lot of people have been coming in; it’s amazing,” Pipefitter employee Catherine Whelan said.

Madison’s east side Wal-Mart, 4198 Nakoosa Trail, is also sold out of the patriotic symbol.

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This article was published Sep 14, 2001 at 12:00 am and last updated Sep 14, 2001 at 12:00 am

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