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Letter: Don’t expect Boy Scout flags on MLK Day
First Published Jan 31 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 31 2014 01:01 am

Re Richard Heiner’s question, "Where were flags?" (Forum, Jan. 24): A few years ago, having received a request to donate $25 to the local LDS ward Boy Scouts in exchange for delivery of a flag to my front yard on national holidays, I had to decline the offer.

The list of the holidays when the flag would appear in my yard did not include Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday. I inquired of the local Boy Scout leader why Martin Luther King Day was not on the list.

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I was informed that Martin Luther King Day is not considered a holiday by the Boy Scouts for flag purposes, but, instead, the flags are delivered for the 24th of July, to honor the Mormon pioneers arrival in the valley.

I was told there are only so many holidays they can deliver the flags, Martin Luther King Day is not one of them. I replied I would not be contributing to any organization that, to this very day, discriminates against minorities.

There is your answer Mr. Heiner. Don’t expect to see flags honoring Martin Luther King and his Civil Rights for All movement.

Laurel Smith

West Jordan




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