Letter: Ellie Lockwood, Ashburn

Editor: It’s about a flag. I’ve been irritated, incensed, horrified and just plain angry for the past three plus years. Why? 

Because the very day Rep. Jennifer Wexton moved into her new office on Capitol Hill she marked the occasion by removing a POW/MIA flag that had been outside the VA-10 office for years and replaced it with a Rainbow flag.

All this time I have tried to understand the clueless thought process that allowed her to demonstrate such monumental disrespect for service members who had given their all in sacrifice for this great country. In my opinion it was also a slap in the face to every veteran and all those active service members today. I am not from a military family, but I count myself as a very grateful citizen.

Given her 100% party-line voting record, I believe she would actually have swapped out the American flag if she thought she could get away with it. I hope, and trust, that Hung Cao will remedy this outrageous insult on his first day in office.

Ellie Lockwood, Ashburn

3 thoughts on “Letter: Ellie Lockwood, Ashburn

  • 2022-05-27 at 8:26 am
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    Here’s a suggestion: Why not ask Rep. Jennifer Wexton to display both flags on an alternating basis? As Eleanor Roosevelt said, “It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” Just ask; she doesn’t bite. Best wishes to all for a blessed Memorial Day!

  • 2022-05-27 at 6:19 pm
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    My understanding is that it wasn’t the rainbow flag Wexton honored as her first item of business, but rather the transgender flag, specifically. I remember this because I never knew there was a transgender flag before she made a big production of it. Either way, it takes niche politics to a whole new level of divisiveness.

  • 2022-05-30 at 5:10 pm
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    Perhaps she just assumed tge dead and missing didn’t vote so why bother. After all her focus is to stay in office so she can serve her party.

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