DEAR ABBY: Thanks for printing the letter reminding us of the importance of Flag Day and for urging Americans to fly Old Glory. As I read it, I wondered if your readers knew that by contacting their senator or congressman, they can get a flag for as little as $7.50 -- the actual cost of the flag -- plus $4 for shipping. They can even have it flown over the U.S. Capitol and have that event commemorated with a personalized certificate.
Regardless of where they get their flag, however, I wanted to join with your patriotic correspondent in urging Americans to take pride in our nation by displaying an American flag. Yours respectfully, U.S. SEN. PHIL GRAMM, WASHINGTON, D.C.
DEAR SENATOR GRAMM: The fact that people can purchase flags at cost (plus shipping charges) from their legislators in Washington was news to me. Batten down the hatches -- because I'm sure that offer will interest a lot of people.