Letters on July 30 correctly stated that the swastika is a symbol of hate ["Swastika should remain a reminder."]

At the Great South Bay Music Festival in July, a booth displayed the Confederate flag. When my African-American wife took exception to the flag, the booth operators immediately removed it and apologized.

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However, another attendee then took exception to my wife's comments, saying the Confederate flag was the flag of those who fought in a war. The swastika is also the flag of those who fought in a war. Both are hate symbols and are unacceptable for public display.

Kenneth Fehling, Selden