QUESTION: The Mexican flag is flying at the top of the pole, showing no respect for our tragic loss as the result of the terrorist attacks. Mexico is our neighbor. It should show solidarity with us and lower its flag.
The British lowered their flags to half-staff. In Russia they set aside a little square where people brought flowers and candles in memory of people who died in the attacks.
They should cancel the Sept. 16 celebration of Mexican independence. — A Hispanic American, Calexico
Cool it. The Calexico Chamber of Commerce canceled its Mexican Independence Day celebration, as did the Hidalgo Society in Brawley.
"We didn't have anything to celebrate," said chamber Executive Director Hildy Carrillo-Rivera.
Lowering the flag to half-staff is a nice gesture, but that's all it is, an inexpensive gesture to recognize a loss.
There's no doubt in our mind Mexico is with the United States in this tragedy. President Vicente Fox notified Mexican consulates and embassies in the United States to cancel their independence celebrations.