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  •  Advice on Patriotism, from our local Quaker (2+ / 0-)
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    WarrenS, bfitzinAR

    I grew up in a small town with one Quaker family. At the annual Memorial Day parade down the little Main Street my mother happened to be standing next to them.

    It seems they don't salute symbols like the flag because they feel they have to test themselves to distinguish between thinking you've done something patriotic and actually going out and DOING SOMETHING REAL. Not to fool oneself with ceremonies.  And they sure did a lot of really good patriotic and civic work.

    Any time my late mother had a question on any issue, we'd go ask the Quakers.

    Best Diary of the Year?

    by LNK on Tue Feb 26, 2008 at 11:13:48 PM PST

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