A 90-year-old U.S. Navy Veteran who served during World II is on a mission to improve our flag.
After working on his protect for years, this Clifton, New Jersey Veteran hopes his new spin on Old Glory will win the hearts of Americans.
Samuel J. Kapral loves America, and claims that he has always been concerned by the limited space for stars on our flag. He claims that the importance of the 50 states they represent is understated.
“Why are they in such a limited area?” he told WCBS-TV, saying that from a distance they are unrecognizable. He went on to say:
“There may be some resistance, I know some people are very sentimental about this.”
Kapral started to redesign the flag about four years ago, finally settling on a look that expands the blue field for the stars to nearly half of the flag. Although it maybe an attractive design, his own son doubts that the new design will gain traction.
“That’s his proposed design?” one New Yorker asked WCBS. When asked if the flag should be changed his response was, “No, why should we change it?”
Sentiments run high as many Americans feel that the existing flag is highly symbolic of our country, and people are far too attached to the current design to alter it.
Kapral also pointed out that his design is more practical as no matter which side you look at it from, it looks the same.
What do you think?
Should We Leave Old Glory Alone?
sources: youtube, CBS2, newyork.cbslocal.com