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Over the Coming Years...

09/26/2006 12:18 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Just came from a visit to the dry cleaners in my new neighborhood. No sooner did I reach the counter than I saw a huge makeshift sign which read: "We will clean your American flag for free;" for free, I thought....hmmmm.....

On my way out, I approached the proprietor, and asked "For free? Why are you not charging for this service?" He looked at me sternly, and said only; "It's our patriotic duty to keep the flag clean." "And so it is, "I replied; I imagine trying to keep a clean flag will cost more and more over the coming years.

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