cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
It has just dawned on me that the 'something' that seemed to be missing from the Memorial Day tableau was the American Flags that used to fly for this holiday/day of remembrance on the village light poles and utility poles.
My recollection is that they used to be in place for Memorial Day and flew through the July 4th holiday period before being taken down and stored away for the next year.
What happened to our flags? Is this being done as a cost-cutting move? Is this simply being done because someone thought it unnecessary? Are the flags in such a state of disrepair that they can't be flown?
A few days ago I asked the rhetorical question about Germantown changing.
This seems another example of the subtle changes going on in the village. I don't remember seeing or hearing anything about this change. I confess that I cannot remember if this same thing happened last year.
We are supposedly one of the best thirty places places to live, but this kind of oversight, whether intentional or unintentional, seems to belie that honor.
Our flag has been sufficiently desecrated by those who do not see the need to honor it as was always the case in our earlier years. To miss or avoid the opportunity to fly flags on such holidays seems wrong to me.