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LI homeowner flags his feeling of distress

Patchogue resident James Klein, a registered Republican and

Patchogue resident James Klein, a registered Republican and a Navy veteran, hangs the American flag upside down outside his home on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Newsday’s article about the man flying his American flag upside down failed to mention that displaying a national flag in this way is an international sign of distress [“Vet inverts flag in protest,” News, Feb. 14].

If anything, the new administration in Washington has caused a lot of distress. I applaud James Klein’s bravery in flying his flag this way. The best protest I came up with was placing my U.S. flag postage stamps upside down. That was perhaps too subtle a protest.

Martin A. Cener, Rockville Centre

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