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A crime against humanity

I am now a retired New York City firefighter. In December 2000, I visited “The Summit,” staying at Keystone Resort and skiing many areas.

I had been to Colorado many times but this was my first stay in your area. I must say the experience was exhilarating.

I also found the local history to be very interesting, being a student of history. I find the story about the burned Peak 1 flag to be very disturbing.

The fact that individuals would expend positive energy to scale the 12,805 summit in thin mountain air to commit an act of disrespect is in my opinion a crime against humanity.

Politics aside, we are all Americans, and we live and die because of the freedom that flying that flag provides.

Any person who is willing to burn that flag yet enjoy the benefits that come with it is a hypocrite and should leave this great land and go live someplace where their political philosophy is better served.

Please let Kurt Kizer know that if he needs somebody to hike with him, I will go. The flag needs to fly from the top of “The Summit.”

John Jermyn

Staten Island, N.Y.

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