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An Observation On The Display of The American Flag

One good point that got edited out of my “NASCAR Nation” piece in the

current NRODT (and I’m not blaming the editors–authors “sign off” on an

edited piece, & if I’d had my wits about me I would have had this put back

in) was as follows.

I note that on the infield of the Talladega Speedway, you see a lot of

Confederate flags. However–this is the bit that got left on the

cutting-room floor–I went on to observe that whenever you see the

Confederate flag and the Stars & Stripes flying together on the same staff,

THE UNION FLAG IS UPPERMOST. I read this as proud patriotism with a strong,

but secondary, admixture of regional pride.

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