Letter: Changing Utah’s flag would be a waste of time and money

FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, the Utah state flag is shown at the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

The state is asking for ideas for a new state flag. Are you kidding?

They are actually going to waste time and taxpayers money on this. Think about it. First we’re paying legislators to take time preparing the House and Senate bills, then there is the cost of replacing all the flags on all the state buildings and also the cost to businesses who fly the state flag. All this because our flag doesn’t stand out among other states’ flags.

Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, described his experience working in the U.S. Senate: “I looked really hard to find Utah’s flag, but I couldn’t see it. There are like 35 other states with the same background. You can’t see it”

What a ridiculous statement.

Additionally they are going to design and pay for a flag commemorating the 125th anniversary of Utah becoming a state. This flag will only fly for one year. I think the Legislature has much more important things to spend our money on. Like schools.

Cheri Groesbeck, Midvale

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