Ted Klumb is a Commercial and Residential Real Estate agent with First Weber and CEO/Founder of TKOR, LLC property management (www.tedklumb.com). He lives and works in Menomonee Falls, is a graduate of UWM, and is married with two children. Ted is also a former member of the Menomonee Falls School Board, a faith development music teacher, and musician who’s enthusiasm far exceeds his talent.
You, the ones who still have your Christmas wreath up from last year and are thinking that a fresh coat of Krylon Green paint will compensate for the rust color and the absence of all but 29 needles. I'm talking to you!
It has been 4 months since the 4th of July 2008. Veteran's Day will pass next Tuesday. The plastic American flag your realtor placed on your front lawn is way past ready for proper disposal.
It is no longer patriotic to have a flag that looks more faded and beaten than the one Francis Scott Key wrote about in the Star Spangled Banner. Your plastic realtor flag looks more like a flag of unknown origin or gay pride since the red has faded to a light pink and the blue is now teal.
Spend the .25 cents and get a new one (or apply for a government bailout). Destroy the old one. Otherwise, you could just park some abandoned vehicles on your lawn and move the washer and dryer to your front porch to accessorize your fashion statement.
You could also make another statement and show some pride in your country, and the veterans who preserved and continue to preserve our freedom, Break down and spend $10 for a decent flag.