Parents not taking role in kids' lives
I blame most of the violence in our schools on poor parenting. How do you not notice that pipe bombs are being built in your home?
If parents are active participants in their children's lives, they would surely notice any change in behavior and act accordingly. If parents continue to ignore their children, this trend of violence in our schools will not end.
Tattered, torn flag heartbreaking
Have you noticed the flags flying all around us? Just about wherever you go in our cities you can see an American and/or state flag flying. Let's start by saying it is a great show of support for our troops, our great country and this great state in which we live. By choosing to fly a flag you have to take on the responsibility of caring for and respecting the flag.
I drive all around the Grand Strand and I see torn and tattered flags everywhere.
From the cell towers on River Oaks Drive to doctors offices on Glenns Bay Road and entrances to neighborhoods, there are ragged flags flying all around.
It is important to show your patriotism by flying the red, white and blue, but respect the flag and replace it or take it down when it is time to be retired.
Let's always put our best out there and be proud of it.
North Myrtle Beach