As the President/CEO of the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce as well as a veteran, I was very excited to receive this letter of appreciation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary on Monday. The award is in recognition of the Chamber "paying proper respect to the U.S. Flag by flying it continuously".

I was told that there were "around 30" businesses in our community who fly the flag continuously. That’s nice, but it’s way too few. Part of the problem may be that to fly the flag at night, you are supposed to have it illuminated.

For those other businesses flying your flag non-stop, we appreciate it as well. If you don’t, please consider doing so.